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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

25/06/14: Detection of ISA virus at Langøyhovden sea site in Nordland, Norway

As a part of Cermaq's preventive fish health strategy, we have through regular testing detected ISA virus in fish in two pens at the farming site Langøyhovden in Nordland, Norway. The virus had been detected by Real Time PCR screening. The mortality at the site is low and there are no clinical signs of outbreak.
Cermaq Norway considers culling the fish in the two affected pens to prevent spread of infection to the remaining fish at the site.

Following ISA outbreak at other farming operators' sites in the region Cermaq has monitored its operations with regular testing. Cermaq has informed the Food Authority about the.

The Langøyfjord site contains approximately 660000 fish of an average live weight of 2.6 kg. Out of these 173 000 fish (average weight 2 kg) will be culled. The culling of 173 000 fish at the Langøyhovden site is expected to have only limited financial impact.

The control of the fish at the site will continue harvesting will be done in agreement with the Food Authority.

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