Algal bloom wipes out 123 tonnes of fish in Chile

(03/15/19)

Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Camanchaca lost 123 tonnes of fish yesterday because of a harmful algal bloom (HAB), aquaculture authority Sernapesca said.

According to the authority, Salmones Camanchaca reported the sudden death of the fish in its Pilpilehue site near the city of Castro, Chiloé, due to the presence of Pseudochattonella cf. verruculosa on the surface of the water.

The dead fish are being recovered from the water as quickly as available................................................................


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