Chilean salmon farmer has recouped 18% of escaped fish.
Om Monday, SalmonBusiness reported that thousands of fish salmon escaped from a Salmones Aysen farm in Los Lagos, Chile.
A cage broke with more than 32,000 salmon in it.
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CNN Chile reports that fishing and aquaculture authority Sernapesca has stated that around 18 per cent of fish has been recaptured. In Chile, within a 30 day period, salmon farmers must recapture at least 10 percent or “environmental damage is assumed”.
Sernapesca regional director Eduardo Aguilera said:
“The final count is 27,300 escaped salmon. So far the company has reported, through the physical verification of Sernapesca officials, 4,946 recaptured salmon.”