Curbs on crisis-hit fish farms may be eased

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 July 2006, at 1:00am

UK - Restrictions on the movement of live fish from Yorkshire's trout farms may be relaxed after a second round of testing for a virus proved negative. The trout industry in Yorkshire has been plunged into crisis after viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS), which can kill the fish, was confirmed at a farm in Nidderdale in May. But following the latest test results, the National Control Centre, which advises the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), said live fish movements between farms on different rivers within the controlled area will now be considered. Currently only dead and gutted fish are allowed to be moved out of the catchment area. Further Information For more information, view the Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Fact Sheet. Source: Yorkshire Post