Cause of Lewis salmon losses identified

(10/10/17)

MARINE Harvest said it has identified an infection that has killed thousands of salmon at one of its Lewis farms and has taken measures to stop it spreading.

The outbreak of pasteurella skyensis, a bacteria, at a farm in Loch Eireasort appears to have affected fish already vulnerable as a result of other health challenges, such as AGD (amoebic gill disease).

Pasteurella skyensis was classified as a new species in 2002 and named after a farm on........................


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