Tassal confirms massive salmon death at Tasmania farm
Farmed salmon. (Photo: Stock File)
Tassal has confirmed the death of 30,000 fish in the farm that the aquaculture company operates in Okehampton Bay, on the east coast of Tasmania.
Company executives attributed the incident to human error, rather than to environmental factors, and pointed out that the loss suffered was within their expectations.
At the site there were 800,000 fish, so the loss represents about 3 percent of Tassal's stock in its new operation in Okehampton Bay.
Tassal said that the east coast farm showed no problems at all, and that Okehamptom Bay is still an appropriate place as regards water temperature and environmental conditions. They also pointed out that fish survival rate is around 83 percent even after this incident.
According to ABC, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of Tasmania said that the fish death was reported by Tassal to its m...