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Marine Harvest Lose 16,000 Salmon at Argyll Farm

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SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Harvest has lost 16,000 salmon at its Carradale, Argyll and Bute, site following bad weather which created a tear in the net.

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The Scotsman reported that it is the biggest escape from a Scottish mainland marine salmon farm since 2009 at Strone Point in Argyll when nearly 59,000 fish escaped from a farm operated by Lighthouse Caledonia.

Marine Harvest estimates that the salmon escape, which occurred on 2 June, has cost the company around £240,000.

The affected cage contained 24,000 salmon in total and the 16,000 that escaped are thought to have weighed an average of 10lbs each.