Concerns raised as new Chile algal bloom kills 170,000 salmon

Published on
February 13, 2017

An algal bloom was responsible for the deaths of approximately 170,000 salmon reared in Chile as they were being transported by boat through infested waters.

Some of the fish being transported were headed for harvest and others were smolt heading from freshwater farm sites to grow-out cages in saltwater.

The Chilean government's fishing and aquaculture body Sernapesca has advised that the bloom is not located near any salmon farms but has instead contaminated some shipping lanes that are used …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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