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CANADA - Cermaq ASA : IHN virus detected in one of Mainstream\'s farming sites in BC

Mainstream Canada has issued a press release about the detection of the IHN (Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis) virus at another farming site on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This new case has been reported at the Millar Channel site, North of Tofino. The Millar site is 5 km south and closest to the Dixon Bay site that in May 2012 experienced the same virus which resulted in depopulation

July 31, 2012

Mainstream Canada has issued a press release about the detection of the IHN (Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis) virus at another farming site on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This new case has been reported at the Millar Channel site, North of Tofino.  The Millar site is 5 km south and closest to the Dixon Bay site that in May 2012 experienced the same virus which resulted in depopulation.

Millar contains small fish of about 0.37 kg. The current book value of the biomass is approximately CAD 4.5 mill.

The virus was detected at the Provincial Animal Health Lab by qPCR testing. There is currently no increased mortality in the Millar site and any further actions by the company will be in cooperation with Canadian authorities.

The company is currently harvesting another site in the area that is negative to IHN virus and this harvest will be completed by the end of this week. At the end of this harvest, Mainstream Canada will have no other populated sites in this area.

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