Lerøy acquitted of welfare charges after ‘witch hunt’

(06/10/19)

Norwegian salmon farmer Lerøy has been acquitted of violating animal welfare laws following what it claimed was a “witch hunt” by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Both the company’s Lerøy Midt division and Måsøval Fish Farming were reviewed by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for having had very large numbers of lice on the fish at their farms in summer 2016.

The Authority wrote in a report that for Lerøy Midt the number of lice per fish during August 2016 developed to 60-100 lice per fish, and....................................................................


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