ISA suspected at Laxar site in Iceland

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Site has been isolated, and work is in process of taking out all the fish in the cage.

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has announced a suspicion of ISA in one of the cages of salmon farmer Laxar fiskeldi at its Gripaldi site in Reyðarfjörður, on the east coast of the country.

Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is a highly infectious viral disease that causes high mortality in farmed Atlantic salmon. There is no treatment once fish are infected.

According to a statement issued by the company, the site has been isolated, and work is in process of taking out all the fish in the cage in a safe way. All actions and forward plans are made in full cooperation and under the approval of Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).