Salmones Aysén facing USD 11.5 million fine over 2019 fish escape

A Salmones Aysen net pen

Salmones Aysén is facing a fine of up to CLP 10.8 billion (USD 11.5 million, EUR 11.7 million) for a September 2019 fish escape Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) said was caused by the company's negligence.

SMA filed charges against Salmones Aysén for "noncompliance with the conditions, norms, and measures established in its environmental permit" in regard to a September 2019 fish escape at its Canal Huito salmon grow-out center, located in the borough of Calbuco in the Los Lagos region in southern Chile. A total of 26,531 coho salmon were reported to have escaped through a hole in a net-pen on 30 September, 2019 ... 

Photo courtesy of Salmones Aysen

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