The discovery of a waterborne fish virus is forcing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to destroy all the steelhead eggs collected this winter at the Bogachiel Hatchery.
The department is planning a public meeting Saturday in Forks to discuss plans to destroy about 250,000 eggs and other moves to contain the spread of the virus. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. to noon at the Forks Sportsman’s Club, 243 Sportsman’s Club Road, Forks.
The virus, Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis, was discovered in returning adult winter-run steelhead at the Bogachiel Hatchery. Eggs taken from those fish at the hatchery …