Traces of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) have been detected at a Chilean salmon farm owned by Cultivos Yadran.
The Melchor 719 farm in the Aysen region of southern Chile was found to be carrying the virus during a routine inspection by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service, according to a notice from Sernapesca. After receiving the laboratory results on Saturday, Oct. 24, the production site was notified.
Officials at Sernapesca are currently awaiting the results of a re-sampling carried out on Oct. 25 before it decides how to proceed.
The company has implemented preventive surveillance and remote control measures and will also monitor the area's farming centers in order to strengthen surveillance in the area.
Separately a Chilean salmon farm owned by Granja Marina Tornagaleones in the country's central Los Lagos region was due to harvesting fish this week, following confirmation of infectious salmon anemia (ISA).