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Cupquelan centre declared as 'ISA virus suspicious'

CHILE
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 22:00 (GMT + 9)

On 20 October the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) informed the company Salmones Cupquelan that the farming centre Ballena 4 presented positivity to the infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus. Therefore, the authority declared the centre as being in the suspicious category under the Official Surveillance Programme of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus. SERNAPESCA director in the area, Cristian Hudson, confirmed that 3 of the 16 cages in that farming centre located in the southern part of the Region of Aysén present HPR3 strain of ISA, reported RLN. The official said that about 600,000 salmon would be affected by the virus, and these are already being harvested by Cupquelan. Meanwhile, in a preventive way, SERNAPESCA restricted the movements and is conducting surveillance inspections on the affected centre and in the area. The national director ... FULL STORY

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