Algae bloom causes Blumar over USD 3 million in salmon losses

Five grow-out centers in Chile have reported mass mortalities associated with harmful algae, according to Sernapesca.

Five farming grow-out centers, located in the salmon concession groups (ACS) 31A, 30A and 30B, all in southern Chile’s Aysén region, reported mass mortalities associated with the presence of harmful microalgae Pseudochattonella verruculosa, Pseudochattonella spp. and Rizhosolenia aff. setigera, Chile’s national fisheries and aquaculture service Sernapesca reported.

Photo courtesy of Sernapesca

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