October 31, 2019
Canada-based Mowi subsidiary placed under quarantine following salmon anemia outbreak
Canadian salmon producer Northern Harvest Sea Farms has revealed that its Broad Cove facility in Nova Scotia, Canada, is under quarantine by the order of the provincial government after an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia.
In an October 30 statement, the company said that the province's aquatic-animal health division issued the order this week after confirming the outbreak.
"Northern Harvest Sea Farms will initiate quarantine protocols as per approved standard operating procedures, and is already in the process of harvesting the Atlantic salmon being farmed at this site," said the company in its statement.
The statement also noted that ISA poses no risk to human health.
Northern Harvest, a subsidiary of Norwegian aquaculture giant Mowi, operates the Fortune Bay pens on Newfoundland's south coast where millions of salmon recently died.
Earlier this month, the company confirmed ISA had been detected among salmon there, but said the virus was unrelated to the die-off.