Salmon Escapes at Record Low in 2012

Lucy Towers
03 January 2013, at 12:00am

NORWAY - The number of escaped farmed salmon stood at 38,500 in 2012. This is the lowest number registered in the millennium.

The official figures from the Fisheries Directorate show very little escapes for 2012.

The statistics show that the number of escaped rainbow trout was 133,000 and cod 55,000.

Overall it was reported that there was about 226,500 escapees from aquaculture in Norway in 2012. This is 145,600 fewer than in 2011 and about one million fish less than the record year of 2006 when it was around 1.2 million fish.