Mowi Canada East has confirmed detection of pathogenic Infectious Salmon Anaemia virus (ISAv) in Atlantic salmon at its Little Burdock Cove marine site.
This detection of ISAv was identified through the Provincial Government Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture’s (FFA) species-specific aquatic animal health surveillance program. This confirmation came after a public notice of suspected detection that was issued on 30th July.
The two cages affected contain a total of 46,003 fish at an average weight of 2.7kgs.
The company will harvest the salmon from the affected cages. “This proactive approach of removing fish following a detection has proven to be the most successful method for managing this virus,” Mowi stated.
“The company is taking all responsible steps under the oversight of the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, and is following government approved policies,” the company added.