Norwegian salmon giant Mowi is under suspicion of an infectious salmon anemia (ISA) outbreak at its Voldnes site in Norway's Heroy municipality.

The company notified the Norwegian Food Safety Authority on Jan. 17 of the possibility based on samples taken a few days earlier.

The authority will inspect the site with results expected to be available next week.

In order to prevent any spread of the infection, the company is restricted from harvesting or relocating the fish.

If the ISA is confirmed, a control area will be established around the area to prevent, limit and fight the disease.