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Salmon cages collapse in Norway

Salmon cages collapse in Norway

Technology not fully developed says Norwegian fish farmer after four Loch Linnhe style cages collapse or fail.

August 15, 2023

Norwegian fish farmer Osland Havbruk, which grows Atlantic salmon and trout and has been an early adopter of semi-closed cage systems like those proposed for Loch Linnhe, has reported no less than four inoperative cages due to technical failure.

In an article in FishFarmingExpert, the farmer is quoted as saying, "The idea was that we should use semi-closed cages to avoid the lice pressure with subsequent treatment and biological challenges, but it has turned out that the technology has not been fully developed."

The consequences of collapsing cages containing the huge numbers of fish proposed for the Loch Linnhe farm can only be imagined.

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