ISA Variant HPR 8 Discovered on Aysen Salmon Farm

28 April 2016, at 1:00am

CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has confirmed the discovery of a case of ISA virus in Transit II center, belonging to the company Aquachile located in the Association of concessions (ACS) 21 B, macrozone 6 in the Aysen region.

This new detection of a different variant - HPR 8 - was conducted under routine surveillance. established in the control program ISA virus that established the Service, resulting in sequencing the HPR 8 variant.

The center was inspected by Sernapesca veterinarians, who confirmed the fish were not showing signs associated with the disease and that there were no mortalities, said the National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos.

The authority said that as a precautionary measure, the company will harvest the cage in which the HPR 8 variant was detected.