Disease forces salmon farmer to cull 800,000 fish
Norway Royal Salmon is culling 800,000 fish at a site in northern Norway after detecting the fish disease Parvicapsulose caused by the parasite Parvicapsula.
NRS said the cull at its Elva site in Alta municipality, Finnmark, was for welfare reasons.
“The site has 0.8 million triploid fish with an average weight of 0.65 kilos,” NRS said in a market announcement today.
“The incident will have an impact on the result of the third quarter of 2022 and will reduce NRS’s expected harvest volume for 2022 by around 2,000 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes.”
The company is continuing to analyse the consequences and said it will provide more information in its report for the second quarter of 2022.