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No Further ISA Outbreaks In Chile

by the Fish Site Editor
29 December 2009, at 12:00am

CHILE - The National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) latest update on the ISA virus situation shows no outbreaks in the country for the first time since this disease was first isolated back in 2007. Sernapescas report also describes 10 suspect sites, 32 under sanitary fallow and 17 in category of risk.

According to FishFarmingXpert. , the general manager of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association (SalmonChile) Carlos Odebret said: “This is very good news, which reflects a series of measures, regulatory and practical modifications that have been changed over this period”.

Mr Odebret appeared pleased with this situation but showed some cautiousness, “this is biology and we have to be constant, because the productive cycle lasts 18 months and we have to wait until this cycle is closed and opens a new one. Clearly, we are satisfied [with these figures] but we can only relax when we have constant production levels with the same sanitary situation as today. We are moving in the right direction, but there is still much work to be done” he concluded.

the Fish Site Editor

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