Salmon farm. (Photo: K.Falch)
ISA 'suspicious' salmon farms have risen
Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 00:40 (GMT + 9)
The National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) reported that until July 22, the number of sites classified as suspicious of having infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus had reached 23, that is to say, two more than the ones reported in the previous report. Out of these centres, eight are awaiting sequencing.
The latest report of the entity states that there are 15 farms with suspected ISA (HPR 0), which belong to the following companies:
Furthermore, the centres that are awaiting sequencing are: Humos 3 and Matilda Norte, from Australis Mar; Kraus, from Granja Marina Tornagaleones; Aracena 14, from Nova Austral; Punta Ganso, Los Fiordos; Chonos, from Camanchaca SA; Renaico, from Friosur; and Arbolito, from Multiexport Foods.
According to the latest update report on the virus situation by Sernapesca, 12 fattening centres are in a “population” situation: Ninualac 2, from Itata; Huillines 3 and Ballena 1, from Cupquelan; Ladrillero and Punta Vergara, from Acuimag; and Chaullin Weste and Chaullin Norte, from Mainstream; Garrao and Luna 1, from Los Fiordos; and Aracena 6 and Aracena 10, from Nova Austral; and Punta Ganso, from Granja Marina Tornagaleones.
Three other centres are in a "harvesting" period: Mentirosa 1, Mentirosa 2 and Ballena 4, from Cupquelán.
With respect to those centres classified as being in an outbreak status or as having the confirmation of being so, the agency states that the only one that remains is Bahía Perales, from Acuimag, located in the Magallanes Region.
This fish farm is in a "harvesting/removal" condition.
Sernapesca also explained that the centres that are in a sanitary recess are King 2 and Francisco Sur, from Los Fiordos; and Chivato 1, from Pesquera Itata.
By Analia Murias