From September 10th Norwegian exporters must certify their fish are free from infectious salmon anaemia (ILA) as well as variants of the virus, reported Reuters.
The ban from China only applies to whole salmon. Partially processed salmon, including fish without heads, gills and entrails, can be imported to China, the safety authority confirmed.
Norway exported salmon worth 383 million kroner ($61 million) in 2013. This was just below 1 percent of the total exports. There are however reasons to believe that a lot of the Norwegian salmon ends up in China, having first been through many other countries.