The NRS farming locations Næringsbukta, Klubben and Børfjord have reported a potential outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia, a viral disease that causes severe anaemia, severe accumulation of fluid in the body cavity and internal organ haemorrhages.
The company is waiting to confirm the presence of orthomyxovirus, the causative agent of the disease. As the outbreak has not been officially confirmed, it is difficult for NRS assess any potential losses or welfare impacts. In a statement issued on 6 July, the company said it continues to work to identify the extent of the infection and potential economic losses.
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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course
It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and
welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time
promote good productivity and comply with legislation.