SalMar wants a better way to deal with PD virus on its farms (Norway) http://t.co/fPaM3IZ7

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The European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the representatives of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) have marked the signature of a grant agreement of EUR 6 million. The deal is to prepare an Action Plan to manage and develop the fishery sector and to reinforce fish and fish products contribution to food and nutrition security in the Eastern and Southern Africa-Indian Ocean (ESA-IO), where potential in this area is much higher than currently achieved.
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SalMar wants a better way to deal with PD virus on its farms (Norway) http://t.co/fPaM3IZ7
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SalMar wants a better way to deal with PD virus on its farms

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Thursday, January 26, 2012, 15:30 (GMT + 9)

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has confirmed the presence of the PD virus in a farming site at Finnvika in Tromsø Municipality. The site is owned by SalMar Nord AS, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of SalMar ASA.

The farm holds a total of 2.1 million salmon with an average weight of approximately 300 g. The production value of the fish is approximately NOK 30 million (USD 5.1 million). The yield is planned to be harvested in 2013.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority issued a statement on 24 January ordering that all fish in the site had to be harvested out / destroyed by 31 January.

SalMar has argued that there are measures other than harvesting out that should be considered in this case, and it believes that other strategies may be applied, which are biologically acceptable, to better protect the value of the biomass in the site.

The effects for employees and local communities would also be considerably less, it claims.