Second ISA Case Reported in Scotland


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
February 1, 2009

A second case of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has been confirmed at a Shetland Islands fish farm, BBC News reported on Friday.

The fish farm is located near the Burra-area fish farm that reported the first case of ISA early last month.

According to the Scottish government, Hjaltland Sea Farms will "depopulate" its site as soon as possible.

A controlled zone was set up on 2 January after the virus was found at an empty fish farm off Burra. The virus was also suspected at two other sites in the area, and the movement of fish and equipment has been restricted as a result.

An ISA outbreak in the Shetlands, the Western Isles and Orkney in 1998 and 1999 was estimated to cost the industry GBR 100 million and 200 jobs.

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