No Further ISA Oubreaks Found in Northern Aysen Region

29 April 2013, at 1:00am

CHILE - Following a health sweep of farms in the Aysen region, Sernapesca has confirmed no other findings of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA).

The announcement was made by the National Director of Sernapesca, Juan Luis Ansoleaga,. The director stated that 90 per cent of the 64 farms in the northern part of the Aysen region do not contain ISA.

He also confirmed that the Ansoleaga High Security Zone, corresponding to a radius of 16.2 nautical miles around the first outbreak, is also ISA free.

The Director also highlighted the speed with which the Sagarpa reacted to outbreak, preventing the spread of the virus.

"However, it is still a situation of care, we will continue implementing the measures which correspond to the state of health emergency which implies, among other actions, movement control, surveillance by risk farms, sampling every 15 days, biosecurity control in process plants, wellboats, and mortalities landing sites," he said.