ISA confirmed at N.S. salmon farm
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed an outbreak of salmon virus at a commercial Nova Scotia fish farm.
The agency said Wednesday that infectious salmon anemia has been found at an aquaculture facility in the province, but declined to name the operation citing privacy concerns.
However, a spokeswoman for Cooke Aquaculture said the virus was discovered at the company’s operation in Shelburne Harbour and they’re taking the outbreak seriously.
“We don’t take this lightly,” Nell Halse said from the company’s headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick.