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ISA confirmed on Cermaq farm

by the Fish Site Editor
06 September 2007, at 1:00am

CHILE - Cermaq, the Norwegian owned aquaculture company, has confirmed that salmon at one of its Chilean fish farms has tested positive for infectious salmon anemia (ISA).

The company has issued a statement confirming that a limited number of cages at one of its Mainstream sites have been affected by the disease and measure are being put in place to control the infection.

Up to now, mortality at the affected site has been low. Cermaq expects the cost of the outbreak to be inthe region of US $500k.

Last month, Chile’s National Fishing Service (SERNAPESCA) instructed salmon farmers to kill all fish found to be infected with ISA. The highly contagious virus has been detected on several fish farms around Chiloé, Region X.

the Fish Site Editor