Leroy detects PD in salmon farm
Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 23:20 (GMT + 9)
Lerøy Hydrotech AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA that is involved in the production of salmon in the region of Nordmøre, has detected pancreas disease (PD) in one of its facilities.
The company says it has followed a stringent strategy for prevention of the spread of PD from South to Central Norway and is the main driver behind the establishment of the "Nordmøre model" and the "Stop PD Group" in Central Norway. As such, the aquaculture industry in Central Norway has developed a comprehensive system for monitoring and screening fish in order to detect disease at an early stage.
On 30 November, the company was notified of a low yet positive result for PD virus in 8 of 20 fish from the Kråkøya facility in the municipality of Aure. The result came about from a routine check carried out by the company's fish health personnel.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority was notified, according to procedure. A new batch of fish was taken for more detailed analysis on 1 December.