Salmon escapes in Chile reached 410,150 in 2020, 4,5 times larger than 2019

The number of salmon escaped from cages at Chile’s salmon farms reached 410,150 in 2020, a surge 4.8 times larger than the 85,697 escapes recorded in 2019, according to the country’s national fisheries service, Sernapesca. The government agency said that the main causes of the mass salmon escapes included adverse weather conditions, poor maintenance of farming structures, problems associated with handling, vessel crashes, theft at farming centers, and natural predatory action.

Source: SeafoodSource