Salmon disease at two fish farms

SalmonFRØYA .Salmon.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / Scanpix

The Disease infectious salmon anemia (ILA) has been detected at two farms at Frøya in Sør-Trøndelag.

Salmar Farming, which owns the two fish farms, notified FSA of a possible infection in April.  On Monday FSA confirmed  that they have detected the disease, NRK reported. FSA emphasizes that the ISA infection have no impact on public health, but  can be fatal to the salmon .
In an effort to prevent the infection spreads,  a control area that extends 10 to 20 kilometers around the two plants has been introduced. It is not allowed to bring fish into or out of the fish farms, which have a combined population of around 1.7 million salmon.
There ar many fish farms and a lot of fish in the sea in the area where the infection is detected. The two fish frams affected are located about 7 kilometers north of the SalMar slaughterhouse on Frøya.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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