Norwegian authorities investigating September escape of 87,000 cod from Gadus net-pen

Published on
December 19, 2022
A Gadus Group aquaculture operation in Norway.

Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries had launched an investigation into the mass escape of juvenile cod from three cages operated by the Gadus Group.

The escape occurred in late September, with an 87,000 cod going missing, weighing an average of 600 grams. So far, Gadus has managed to recapture 408 of the escapees.

Norway's aquaculture regulator blamed the escape on faulty design and construction of net-pens at the company’s northernmost farming site, in Alida, More og Romsdal, Norway. The company said it told authorities ... 

Photo courtesy of the Gadus Group  

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