Two new salmon farmers affected by the algae bloom in Northern Norway

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Ellingsen Seafood and Mortenlaks are the latest farmers in Ofotfjorden, Nordland, that have noticed increased mortality from the algae bloom.

“There are two new sites that have noticed and reported increased mortality,” said Regional Director, Janne Andersen, in the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries to SalmonBusiness.

The locations that are involved are the locality Stabben at Ellingsen Seafood and Rinøyvåg at Mortenlaks, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.

“A number of measures have been put in places such as slaughtering fish and other necessary measures to prevent the algae from spreading,” said Andersen.

The Directorate of Fisheries cannot say anything about the amount of mortality in these new sites yet.

With the two new sites exposed to the algae bloom in Ofotfjorden, a total of five sites in the region have now been attacked.

“It has calmed down at two of the three sites that have been attacked earlier, at the last one there is still some mortality,” said Andersen.