Tassal says five cages of salmon were involved in a mass mortality event

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Event reported to authorities, but no details on amount or cause have been released.

ABC reports that the Australia’s largest salmon farmer Tassal has reported a sizeable salmon mortality event in Long Bay lease, Tasmania.

Tasmania’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has received details of the incident, affecting five individual cages last Sunday. The publication reported that the EPA said that it was not required to report the number of fish involved in the mortality event, but it had provided it with information about the likely cause of the increased mortality.

ABC wrote that according to Australian regulations, “mass salmon mortality events must be reported if deaths are more than 0.25 per-cent of salmon contained in a single cage per day for three consecutive days.”