Canadian officials confirm IHN at Grieg site


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 7, 2012

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of IHN (infectious hematopoietic necrosis) virus at Grieg Seafood’s Culloden Point salmon farm in British Columbia.

This follows Grieg’s 2 August announcement of a preliminary positive test result and precautionary quarantine.

CFIA has also indicated it will issue a disposal notice for all of the stock at the farm.

“We appreciate the agency’s swift and efficient handling of this situation and welcome the opportunity to resolve this quickly and thoroughly,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Grieg managing director. “Our focus is to develop the plan to expedite to fish farm management. This plan requires the approval of the CFIA before implementation.”

Hawthorn said IHN has not been detected at any of Grieg’s other farms.

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