Food Health Authority Defends Movement Permits

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NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has said that healthy fish from north of Hustadvika can be moved as long as it is clinically safe.
Last month, both Leroy and Salmar were given strict permits to move fish from sites with pancreas disease (PD) positive cases in North More and South Trndelag to locations within the PD zone.
Just prior to Christmas the Authority receieved two complaints, one from Marine Harvest and another from Salmar. Marine Harvest complained that moving fish was a violation of the PD strategy and that moving fish increases the risk of infection.
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Food Health Authority Defends Movement Permits
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NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has said that healthy fish from north of Hustadvika can be moved as long as it is clinically safe.

Last month, both Leroy and Salmar were given strict permits to move fish from sites with pancreas disease (PD) positive cases in North More and South Trndelag to locations within the PD zone.

Just prior to Christmas the Authority receieved two complaints, one from Marine Harvest and another from Salmar. Marine Harvest complained that moving fish was a violation of the PD strategy and that moving fish increases the risk of infection.

Salmar complained that their permits only allowed them to move fish from two of the six cages at the site.

Both complaints have not been taken into consideration. "A requirement to move fish is that they must be clinically healthy," said a statement from the Authority.

This is the first time permission has been given to move fish from PD infected farms north of Hustadvika to south of the PD zone. The Authority has said that each case will be considered seperately.

The decision is based on the thorough examination of facilities in the area.