Chile Enacts Federal Algae Monitoring Procedures for Gulf of Penas Waters
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - February 13, 2017
Federal fishery officials in Chile have enacted algae monitoring protocols in the Gulf of Penas after a toxic strain was detected last week in 149,000 dead salmon smolt.
These measures are part of Chile’s Emergency Resolution of Pests. Under the order, surveillance is now underway for waters in the Gulf of Penas, which is a major shipping lane that salmon producers use to transport fish by boat.
"The damages have basically occurred in the transport of fish from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt and in the transfer of juvenile fish that are fattening in the area of Punta Arenas...
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