NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Salmon disease hits Orkney farms

An infectious salmon disease has struck some of Orkney's fish farms.

A Scottish government spokesman said that the Fish Health Inspectorate had received reports of increased farmed fish mortalities on farms in Orkney.

Amoebic Gill Disease is reported to be causing mortality at sites around the coastline.

It is understood that a treatment was being applied to the affected stock and the dead fish were being removed from cages.

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