Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ISA has been confirmed in wild salmon in Canada

A lethal European virus known as Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), deadly to salmon has been detected in two young wild salmon. The fish was taken from an inland lake on the central Pacific coast of British Columbia, were two from 48 caught. The virus which is commonly spread on commercial Atlantic Salmon eggs is thought to have originated in Europe and is the same virus that devastated the Chilean salmon industry in 2007. "If these results are valid, this could be a threat to our business and the communities that rely on our productive industry," Stewart Hawthorn, of salmon farm operator Grieg Seafood, said in a statement. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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