ISA returns to Chile’s salmon farms
January 6, 2014
On 10 December alarm bells rang across Chile’s salmon industry as the infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus, which almost destroyed Chile’s salmon industry six years ago, returned. The crisis massively slowed down Chile’s (then) 2,000 percent annual industry growth.
Despite October reports from the Chilean government authorities and public assurances from Chile President Sebastian Piñera that ISA was no longer a threat to salmon farmers, infected samples were detected at Southern C…