The figure also includes a minor harvesting/destruction cost in the fourth quarter in excess of the provision made in the third quarter, says the company.
It is widely known that fish health is deteriorating in Marine Harvest's Chilean fish stocks. However, the company has reiterated its confidence in the business and says the outlook for its operations in the southern hemisphere remain positive for the long term.
Marine Harvest's performance in the third quarter has been seriously hit by the losses caused by the highly contagious ISA that has been extending to many Chilean salmon farms. It has said that it planned to move production sites to other areas where no traces of the disease have been reported.
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