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Cermaq exec calls for tough measures against PD

Removing infected fish from the cages is the only way of prevent disease spread.

Snorre Jonassen, director at Cermaq, Norway, said fish infected with Pancreas Disease (PD) in Nord Trondelag should be removed from their cages in order to stop the spread of the disease to other sites.

Although there is controversy on claims that getting rid of the infected fish leads to lower harvests, economic losses and layoffs, Jonassen was said that killing the fish is the only effective way to prevent the spread of the infection.

“Farmers should look at the long term benefits and not so much at the short term gain, this is unfortunately not happening,” he said.

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