Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Salmon farm belonging to Salmones Cupquelan. (Photo: Salmones Cupquelan)

Cupquelan centre declared as 'ISA virus suspicious'

Click on the flag for more information about Chile 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 of the organization, José Miguel Burgos, stressed that as part of this preventive health campaign, the status of ISA will also be monitored at the farms of Agrupaciones de Concesiones de Salmonicultura (ACSs) in the surroundings of the suspicious centre.

Besides, the general manager of Cupquelan, Andrés Fuentes Belmar, ensured that "to date, in the centre there has been no observed mortality or ISA-compatible clinical signology".

"Preliminarily, it would be ISA HPR3, a variant that does not generate significant mortality," he pointed out.

"However, the company has enabled all protocols for the immediate harvest of the centre, as bio-safe and with SERNAPESCA’s supervision, which was communicated to the industry through the Salmon Industry Association of Chile (SalmonChile)", on Monday, stated Fuentes Belmer.

"In collaboration with SERNAPESCA, we will make an epidemiological study to determine the origin of the virus, allowing us to improve bioexclusion measures, according to the commitment of our directory to maintain full compliance with applicable regulations, working closely with the relevant authorities," the executive added.

Salmones Cupquelan salmon produced approximately 26,000 tonnes per year in the Aysen region.

Related articles:

- EU stresses ISA control programme in Chile
- ISA outbreak in Invermar salmon centre confirmed
 

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Oct 22, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - The Wyss Foundation Provides USD 10 Million Grant to Help Restore Productivity and Health of the World’s Fisheries
Brazil
Oct 22, 04:20 (GMT + 9):
Environmental licenses and financing hinder shrimp industry
Norway
Oct 22, 03:30 (GMT + 9):
Mitsubishi becomes Cermaq’s new owner
United States
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Maine shellfish dealer to be sentenced for illegal money transactions related to unauthorized purchases of lobsters
Canada
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Acasti Announces Grant of Stock Options
Canada
Oct 22, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Neptune and BlueOcean Sign Licensing Agreement
United Kingdom
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments
United Kingdom
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - South Yorkshire producer recalls salmon burgers
Sri Lanka
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry
Spain
Oct 22, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Frinsa becomes first Spanish canning firm in joining SFP
United States
Oct 22, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Predatory Fish Have Declined by Two Thirds in the Last Century
Canada
Oct 22, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Chinese group acquires lobster plant in Nova Scotia
Viet Nam
Oct 22, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
Vietnamese shrimp farms first ASC certified in Asia
Portugal
Oct 21, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Parliament supports negotiation of more licenses for tuna traps



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Seafood labelling campaign raises controversial views
Australia Several conservationists, scientists, fishermen and fish-lovers have teamed up to urge Australian authorities to follow the EU on seafood labelling laws whereas certain caterers and importers question the move.
DiCaprio Foundation donates USD 2 million to combat overfishing, ocean conservation
United States The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.
Conservationists condemn Malta’s request to raise bluefin tuna quota
Malta Malta's government’s intention to be granted bluefin tuna quota increase has not been welcomed by conservation organization WWF and by the coalition of Maltese NGOs Fish4tomorrow.
Rapid shellfish toxins test may be soon available
Australia A new project to develop a rapid shellfish toxin screen test is underway at the University of Tasmania.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group Headquarter)
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2014 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER