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US Study Finds Washington to Alaska Coasts ISA Free

27 November 2014, at 12:00am

US - After more than 2,000 tests of wild and farmed salmon in Washington and Alaska, scientists have found no evidence of the Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus in Pacific waters.

A study published recently in the journal Fisheries concludes that "there is no evidence of ISA in US populations of free-ranging or marine-farmed salmonids on the west coast of North America."

This backs up research published earlier this year by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which concluded based on more than 8,000 tests that the virus is absent from BC waters.

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