Lery Seafood Group ASA (OSE: LSG ) notified the stock exchange last week that pancreas disease (PD) had been detected in one of the facilities of a wholly wholly-owned subsidiary Lery Hydrotech AS, which farms salmon in Nordmre region in Norway . Pancreas disease has cost Norwegian, Scottish and Irish aquaculture industry hundreds of millions in the past few years and the industry is looking to grow resistant fish population.
Lery Hydrotech has been actively involved in efforts to try to prevent the spreading of the disease from South to Central Norway. During a routine checkup of fishes from Krkya facility in the municipality of Aure, traces of PD were found in some of the fishes. Book value for the fish stock at the Krkya facility is 33 million NOK. Fish samples from other companies in the region have also been taken for PCR analysis.