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Langfjorden, Norway – Mainstream Norway has confirmed PD (Pancreas Disease) at their site at Ytre Kloven in Langfjorden, Finnmark, Norway.
The Company alerted the Food Authority on 29th August about suspected PD at the site, but the it`s own tests results confirmed the presence ofPD. The site contains 740,000 fish of average weight 0.7 kg. Slaughter of stock will be started immediately, without waiting for the Food Authority`s official testing and resulting requirements to slaughter. The current book value of the biomass is approximately NOK 20 mill. The site was planned harvested in second half of 2013 delivering approximately 3.7 thousand tonnes gutted weight.
PD was last seen in Finnmark in 2008. As a part of Mainstream’s preventive fish health practice, fish in Ytre Kloven were screened for PD in July and found negative. Mainstream has two other sites in Langfjorden area. Tests for PD will be carried out at these sites as a part of the monitoring of the situation.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.