No ISA, Canadian Authorities Say

December 8, 2011 By: Benjamin Clary

Aside from “one weak positive result,” which could not be confirmed by subsequent tests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says that they have failed to confirm the presence of Infections Salmon Anemia (ISA) in British Columbia.  “Based on the final results, there are no confirmed cases of the disease in wild or farmed salmon in B.C.,” says Con Kiley, director of the national aquatic animal health program at CFIA.  The same samples that Simon Fraser University researchers discovered the virus in were used by the CFIA.