Marine Harvest Canada has reported the escape of a single Atlantic salmon to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

May 18, 2018 – Port Hardy, B.C.


A single Atlantic salmon escaped while fish were being loaded onto a transport vessel during an approved fish transfer from Marine Harvest’s Port Elizabeth facility.  

This incident occurred on Friday May 11th, and was reported to DFO immediately.   Marine Harvest has conducted an investigation into the incident and has determined that proper fish transfer procedures were not followed.  Further measures are being put in place to prevent a re-occurrence.

This is the first salmon escape from a Marine Harvest Canada operation since March 2017, where two fish escaped. 


About Marine Harvest Canada:

Marine Harvest Canada operates salmon farms and processing plants in British Columbia, Canada, where 600 people raise 45,000 tonnes of sustainable Atlantic salmon each year.  Marine Harvest Canada is part of the Marine Harvest ASA group, the worlds largest producer of Atlantic salmon.  

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