The Directorate of fisheries: – Very few farmed fish in rivers

SalmonSalmon.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / Scanpix

After up to 30,000 salmon in May escaped from a fish farm in Hardanger Fjord, the decision to undertake monitoring of fish in rivers around the area was made. Currently observations show farmed fish in the rivers.

Just one week ago, the Norwegian Advisory Biologists count of escapees was done in 6 of the total 19 rivers that the farming company Linga Salmon was required to monitor.

In only two rivers of the six that were examined on the 21st and 22nd of July did registered salmon that likely stemmed from farming appear present, according to the Directorate of Fisheries. One fish was registered in Jondal river and one in Steindalselva.

Biologists reported that large flows of water in rivers meant that all or part of the rivers are not able to be investigated.

There should be at least two rounds of monitoring of fish in the autumn.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today