By: Yang Shu-min and Ko Lin
Taipei, July 6 (CNA) Two more tilapia fish farms in Taoyuan have been hit by the tilapia lake virus
(TiLV), bringing the total number of farms affected to nine since the virus was first reported in the city in June, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday.
All nine infected fish farms are in the city’s Guanyin District, according to Shih Tai-hua (施泰華), deputy director-general of COA’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.
Since the virus was first reported in Taoyuan on June 13, the city government has ordered inspections of all ponds within a three-kilometer radius of the site, which included 22 other tilapia farms.
On June 23, the inspections were expanded to cover a five-kilometer radius, hence adding 24 more farms to the list. [FULL STORY]