Marine Harvest farm involved in Australian barramundi escape – Fishupdate.com

Marine Harvest farm involved in Australian barramundi escape Published:  08 February, 2006

A BARRAMUNDI producer has suffered its second mass escape of fish in the Northern Territory in the past five months news.com.au reported.

The harvest-ready barramundi reportedly escaped into the sea off the Tiwi Islands, about 80km north of Darwin, after the company’s cages reportedly broke in ‘king tides’.

The Norwegian company involved, was Marine Harvest, and ABC radio reported that at least 100 tonnes of fish might have escaped.

In September, the barramundi producer lost 35,000 fish – or 100 tonne – in a similar incident.

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