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ISA suspected at Grieg salmon site

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Suspicions of the presence of infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) have been revealed at the Grieg Seafood salmon site near the town of Hammerfest in northern Norway.

The discovery followed a routine sampling procedure at one of Greig Seafood Finnmark’s salmon sites in Tinnlandet. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority(Mattilsynet) has been informed and immediate action taken to mitigate risk of dissemination of disease.

The site currently holds just over a million fish with an average weight of 4.2 kg. The company reports that they are performing well biologically and are ready for harvest. If further samples confirm the suspicion of ISA, action will be taken to find the best possible solution to empty the site as quickly as possible. The fish will be sold in the market as normal.