Norwegian salmon farm loses 2.8 million fish in fire


A fire at one of the world’s largest salmon farm killed almost 3 million fish. 

Norwegian firm Leroy Seafood said a blaze tore through its Laksefjord facility on the northern coast of the country on Sunday morning.

“Lerøy Seafood Group will continue to assist the subcontractor, the police and other public bodies in conducting an enquiry into what has happened. Initially the focus has been to obtain an overview of the situation, and implement mitigation measures,” the company said in a statement.

Hundreds of fish were lost in a blaze in Norway. EPA

It added that a maintenance contractor is listed as missing following the blaze.

“Large fire in an industrial building in relation to a salmon farm in Friarfjord,” local police tweeted on Sunday.

“Major resources have been deployed to the location which is some way outside of civilisation.”

Lerøy Seafood Group is Norway’s 35th largest company.

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