The presence of Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) has been confirmed in trout farms in Yorkshire in the north of
The disease was found in trout samples taken as a result of investigations into outbreaks at other farms.
Defra said that while the disease is considered serious and notifiable under EU law, it is not widespread in
BKD has no implications for human health.
Further information on BKD and other serious freshwater diseases can be found on the Defra website in its Combating Fish Disease publication. www.efishbusiness.co.uk also provides a wealth of information on fish health matters.