Fisheries Secretary Criticizes Attitude of Salmon Producer over ISA Outbreaks

29 April 2014, at 1:00am

CHILE - The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Sunico, has made a harsh criticism of the salmon company Invertec, who has avoided harvesting cages affected by Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus.

The sectoral authority was concerned about the attitude of the company, located in the downtown area of Chiloé, during an audit conducted last January when the presence of the HPR 7B variant of the virus was detected.

Invertec has twice gone to court so that it would not have to harvest infected-cages, which in the opinion of the fisheries authority, "threatens the entire industry".