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Fourth Case of ISA in Shetlands

by the Fish Site Editor
21 May 2009, at 1:00am

UK - Government inspectors have found a fourth case of the deadly salmon disease Infectious Salmon Anaemia in the disease control zone off Shetlands south west coast.

A government spokeswoman said last night (Wednesday) that the farm was owned by Hjaltland Seafarms, Shetland’s biggest salmon producer.

According to ShetlandMarineNews, the control zone was set up in January after ISA, a notifiable disease that kills fish but poses no threat to humans, was found on a farm east of Hildasay belonging to Scottish Sea Farms.

All three cases discovered since then have been on farms belonging to Hjaltland Seafarms, and all the cases have been close together, reports ShetlandMarineNews.

Fish from the latest farm are to be slaughtered as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the virus, under the supervision of the government’s Fisheries Research Service.

Further Reading

- Read our recent report, The Global Spread of Infectious Salmon Anaemia, by clicking here.

the Fish Site Editor

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