Escaped Norwegian Salmon Have a ‘Bounty’ on Their Heads
A potentially environmentally damaging escape of farmed salmon has brought about a ‘bounty’ to local fishermen.
Source: Michael Pizzi / Al Jazeera
The world’s largest producer of farmed salmon, Norway’s Marine Harvest, is offering a $90 bounty for every recaptured fish after thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon escaped from a cage facility in Norway, further endangering the wild salmon population.
Marine Harvest announced the reward this week after discovering an unknown number of fish had escaped from the cage through a hole, assumed to have been caused by ongoing stormy weather.
In an attempt to limit the damage the company has to set nets in the surrounding area and contacted local fisherman to offer them a cash incentive for help in recovering the fish.
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