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Marine Harvest Scotland farm hit by infection

Local news reports "lorry loads of dead fish".

Loads of dead fish are being collected from a sea loch on the Isle of Lewis after the fish suffered a bacterial infection, reports BBC.

Salmon farmer Marine Harvest said the infection affecting fish at Loch Eireasort is "completely harmless" to humans.

Locals have raised concerns about the smell of rotting fish at the shore.

The infection is believed to be pasteurella skyensis, though a final diagnosis is yet to be confirmed.

"The salmon are responding well to treatment and we are hoping that we are close to resolving the problem," said Marine Harvest's Steve Bracken.


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