ISA suspected at quarantined Newfoundland farm
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has quarantined an aquaculture facility on the south coast of Newfoundland.
An outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia or ISA is suspected in a salmon aquaculture pen in the St. Alban’s area.
Miranda Pryor, the executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association, said provincial veterinarians found evidence of the virus during routine testing at the site.
“In the ocean, there’s a lot of naturally occurring viruses and bacteria and other things that can impact our farming situations,” remarked Prior. “And unfortunately it appears that this may be the case at this site right now, maybe impacted by something it caught from the wild.”