450,000 salmon to be destroyed after ISA outbreak
Newfoundland and Labrador is dealing with its first outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at an aquaculture site.
Miranda Pryor, executive director of the province’s aquaculture industry association, said they’ve detected the virus in the wild before, but Friday’s news that it had hit an aquaculture site near Conne River was a first.
The virus is being contained to one site, but Pryor said 450,000 salmon at the Gray Aqua Group site will be destroyed as a result.
Pryor said the outbreak was first suspected two weeks ago, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency only confirmed the virus on Friday.
A release says the tests are conclusive.