50,000 farmed salmon escape from Australia's Petuna farmChristian Fernsby ▼ | December 17, 2019
Around 50,000 small-sized Atlantic salmon escaped from the nets of Australia's Petuna Aquaculture farm in Macquaria Harbour, The Advocate reported.
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This is the second loss the company reported in the past year, both involving small-sized fish of about 250 grams each, Miller said.
The salmon that escaped are not expected to live long in the wilds of Macquarie Harbour since they were never exposed to predators in the farm, according to Devonport Angling Club President Peter Coventry. ■