Wester Ross salmon farm see Half the fish wiped out

December 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Aquaculture News,News-Europe

More than half of the fish at a Scottish salmon farm has been lost due to severe plankton. Wester Ross Fisheries confirmed that 52.8% of its salmon at one site in Ardessie Farm in Little Loch Broom was wiped out in August.

Managing director Gilpin Bradley said the “catastrophic event” was “soul destroying for all our farmers”.

He said rising sea temperatures led to reduced oxygen and more plankton which caused irreparable damage to the gills.

“This has been a catastrophic event for Wester Ross, in over 40 years of salmon farming,” Mr Bradley said. “Our dedicated farmers have never had to manage such severe mortality in a very short period of time.”

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