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FSA Recommends AGD Not be Listed on National Disease List

Lucy Towers
14 January 2015, at 12:00am

NORWAY - The Food Safety Authority (FSA) has recommended to the industry and Fisheries Ministry that infection with amoebic gill disease (AGD) not be listed in the national disease list.

The national disease list (list 3) lists diseases in Norway that the government implements measures against.

FSA considered that AGD does not meet the criteria for listing as:

  • the parasite causing the disease is widespread naturally and therefore it is very difficult to achieve and maintain disease-free areas through prevention and control
  • the disease is probably not a threat to wild fish, since AGD has not been detected in wild populations in Norway

Read more about the assessment here.

Further Reading

Find out more information on AGD by clicking here.