HC Deb 29 April 1976 vol 910 c141W
Mr. Monro

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has on the spread of infectious pancreatic necrosis in fish; what action he is taking; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bishop

Infectious pancreatic necrosis is a virus disease which can cause heavy mortalities in young salmonidae. It has been confirmed on two fish farms in Norfolk. We suspect that the disease may also be present in several other farms elsewhere and the necessary tests to determine this are in hand.

To restrict spread of the disease all movements of live fish, fish eggs and feeding stuffs for fish have been prohibited from sites where infection is suspected or confirmed.