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ISA outbreak confirmed

Cermaq has revealed today that the company has detected an outbreak of the ISA virus in two pens at one of it's sites in Langoyhovden in Nordland. 

Nordland: The virus had been detected by Real Time PCR screening. The mortality at the site is low and there are no clinical signs of outbreak.

Cermaq Norway is currently considering culling the fish in the two affected pens to prevent spread of infection to the remaining fish at the site.

Following ISA outbreak at other farming operators’ sites in the region Cermaq has monitored its operations with regular testing. Cermaq has informed the Food Authority.

Nordland: The virus had been detected by Real Time PCR screening. The mortality at the site is low and there are no clinical signs of outbreak.

Cermaq Norway is currently considering culling the fish in the two affected pens to prevent spread of infection to the remaining fish at the site.

Following ISA outbreak at other farming operators’ sites in the region Cermaq has monitored its operations with regular testing. Cermaq has informed the Food Authority.

The Langøyfjord site contains approximately 660,000 fish of an average live weight of 2.6 kg. Out of these 173,000 fish (average weight 2 kg) will be culled. The control of the fish at the site will continue harvesting will be done in agreement with the Food Authority, Cermaq asserts.

Source: http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/?page_id=257&article_id=106348


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