Toxic Algae Detected in 149,000 Dead Salmon Smolt in Chile
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - February 8, 2017
Chilean salmon producer Nova Austral said toxic algae killed 149,000 smolts as they were being shipped to grow out centers in the Magallanes region from Los Lagos.
According to Nova Austral’s general manager Nico Nicolaides, the toxic algae strain Karenia mikomotoi was detected in a shipment of 105,000 dead fish that were being transported on the ship Don Pedro.
These fish were en route to Nova Austral’s “Aracena 5” grow out center in the Magallanes Region, which is located in the Chilean Antarctic...
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