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Newfoundland and Labrador is dealing with its first outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at an aquaculture site near Conne River.
The province's aquaculture industry association executive director, Miranda Pryor, stated that the virus had been found in the wild before, but that this was the first time an aquaculture site had been hit.
The virus is being contained to one site, but Pryor said 450,000 salmon at the Gray Aqua Group site will be destroyed as a result. Pryor said the outbreak was first suspected two weeks ago, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency only confirmed the virus on Friday.
A release says the tests are conclusive.