Salmon farming centre. (Photo: Sernapesca)
Fourteen ISA 'suspicious' salmon farms
Friday, June 24, 2011, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
The National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) reported that until 17 June, the number of sites classified as suspicious of being affected by infectious salmon anemia (ISA) totalled 14 in the country.
The latest report of the entity states that there are 12 farms with suspected ISA (HPR 0), belonging to the following companies:
In addition, two centres are awaiting sequencing: Aracena 10, belonging to Nova Austral company in the Region of Magallanes; and Punta Ganso, from Granja Marina Tornagaleones, in the Aysén Region.
According to Senapesca´s latest update report on the virus situation, 9 fattening centres are in a situation of "population process:" Mentirosa 2, Huillines 3 and Ballena 1, from Cupquelan; Ladrillero, from Acuimag; Ninualac 2, from Itata; and Chaullin Weste and Chaullin Norte, from Mainstream; Garrao, from Los Fiordos; and Aracena 6, from Nova Austral.
Three other centres are in a period of "harvesting:" Mentirosa 1 and Ballena 4, from Cupquelán; King 2, from Los Fiordos; and Chivato 1, from Itata.
With respect to those centres classified or confirmed as being in an outbreak process, the agency states that the only one is Bahía Perales, which belongs to Acuimag, located in the Magallanes Region.
This fish farm is in a "harvest /removal" status.
Sernapesca also explained that the centres that are in a sanitary recess status are Tahuenahuec and King 2, from Los Fiordos; and Hullines 2, from Cupquelan. All these centres are located in the Aysén Region.
Besides, the authority found out that there are four sites classified with a positive result in the reproducer screening process: Río Blanco, Las Marcas and Ensenada in Los Lagos Region; and Caleta Délano, in the Magallanes Region.
By Analia Murias