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Suspected ISA Outbreak on Newfoundland Salmon Farm

04 June 2013

CANADA - A suspected Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) outbreak has been reported on a Gray Aqua farm in Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.

The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association told TheFishSite that the suspected ISA outbreak has not yet been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

While the investigation continues the farm has been put under quarantine to prevent any possible spread of infection. If the ISA outbreak is confirmed, the fish will be harvested and disposed of in an approved manner.

The farm currently holds young fish under one year of age which have no market value.



Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

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