Thousands of salmon escape from land-based site

Stian Olsen

On Tuesday this week, Directorate of Fisheries received an escape report at Fjordsmolt’s land-based facility in Troms, Northern Norway, which happened in connection with ongoing work at the plant.

“The extent is not yet known, but it is clear that this is a larger escape,” wrote the Directorate of Fisheries.

Fjordsmolt has so far captured about 47,000 salmon.

The Directorate of Fisheries has carried out an inspection of the site following the incident and will follow up the case, among other things, with a view to mitigation measures.

Fjordsmolt also plans to establish a large smolt plant in Bogen, Northern Norway, in an old foundry. The reason is limited expansion possibilities at existing facilities in Grovfjord. This is how the new plant should look.

Last month, 49,000 salmon escaped from SinkabergHansen’s site Oksbåsen in Bindal, also Northern Norway. On Thursday, 11,431 salmon were recovered, according to Sinkaberg CEO Svein-Gustav Sinkaberg.