Another ISA outbreak at Cooke salmon farm?
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating another suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at a Cooke Aquaculture operation in Nova Scotia.
“I can confirm another investigation in an aquaculture operation in Nova Scotia,” agency spokesman Guy Gravelle said Tuesday in an interview from Ottawa.
Gravelle wouldn’t comment on details of the investigation, including who the aquaculture operator is or where the salmon farm is located.
“We’re doing preliminary tests.”
Any reportable diseases discovered as a result of the investigation would be posted on the agency’s website, www.inspection.gc.ca, in early July, he said.
Several hundred thousand farmed salmon were destroyed earlier this year after an outbreak of the disease at an open-pen salmon farm outside Shelburne Harbour owned by New Brunswick-based Cooke.