Macdonald welcomes all clear for Western Isles salmon farm –

Macdonald welcomes all clear for Western Isles salmon farm Published:  19 May, 2005

THE Scottish Executive today (19 May) announced the lifting of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) movement controls from Marine Harvest’s Loch Sheilavaig salmon farm in South Uist.

These movement controls were put in place in November last year when a suspected case of ISA was found. The controls have now been lifted as no continuing evidence of the presence of ISA virus has been detected.

Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development said: “Prompt action by companies in co-operation with the Fisheries Research Service’s Health Inspectors is critical to preventing any possibility of disease spreading. It is because Marine Harvest responded in this way that we are today able to lift these restrictions.

“This news will be welcomed by the aquaculture industry and those communities in the Western Isles which it supports.” is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.