Producer announces ISA outbreak at million fish site

Editorial Staff

The resulting cull will reduce the company’s estimated total harvest volumes for 2024 by 2,000-3,000 tons.

Faroese salmon producer Bakkafrost has confirmed the presence of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) in two cages at its A-19 Vágur breeding site in the Faroe Islands.

The site contains approximately one million fish, each with an average weight of 2.6 kg, according to a stock exchange announcement on Sunday evening.

Strict measures are being implemented to contain the virus and prevent further spread. The two affected cages will be harvested immediately, and the entire site must be emptied within two months, as per Faroese regulations.

This development will reduce Bakkafrost’s estimated harvest volumes for 2024 by 2,000-3,000 tons gutted weight due to the forced harvesting at the A-19 Vágur location.


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