Scottish Salmon Company loses thousands of salmon in algea bloom

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Mass mortality reported at Loch Fyne.

The BBC reports that The Scottish Salmon Company has lost a significant amount of salmon at its site at Quarry Point.

The publication wrote that eyewitnesses have seen lorries removing what is “believed to be hundreds of tonnes of dead fish for disposal.”

Loch Fyne, Quarry Point, Scotland Map: Google Maps

The matter has been referred to Marine Scotland.

SalmonBusiness contacted SSC for confirmation on the mortality numbers and the cause of deaths. The spokesperson wrote:

“Following the warmer water temperatures in recent weeks, a suspected algae bloom was reported in Upper Loch Fyne. Naturally occurring biological challenges such as these are unavoidable and we take rigorous steps to protect our livestock. The health and welfare of our fish is at the heart of our operations and, in line with standard procedure, the matter has been reported to Marine Scotland.”