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Archived - Notice to Industry - Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus detected in Atlantic herring in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Ottawa, August 25, 2016 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus strain IVa (VHSV IVa) in wild Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) harvested in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a result of this detection, changes have been made to the National Aquatic Animal Health Program from both the domestic and international trade perspectives.

Changes to the Domestic Movement Control Program

The updates below have been made to the Domestic Movement Control Program:

If you move finfish or related things domestically, please consult the Domestic Movement Control Program for the latest information.

Impact on International Trade and Changes to Export Certification Processes

This detection will also impact export certification of certain fish species and fish and seafood products harvested in N.L. and destined for markets with animal health related requirements.

For information on specific changes to export certification, please contact your local CFIA office.

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