Date lodged: 3 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in light of recent reports that over 125,000 fish have died as a result of Pasteurella skyensis on the Isle of Lewis.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 14 November 2017
Scottish Government’s Fish Health Inspectorate received notification of increased mortality at North Shore fish farm, Isle of Lewis, and a site inspection was conducted on 18 October 2017. Diagnostic samples were taken to screen for the presence of listed diseases and to determine the cause of mortality on site. There is no evidence of listed disease from any of the samples taken. A diagnostic case review will be completed before written notification, which will include the significance of any findings, is issued to the company.