Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Norwegian salmon farm loses 2.8 million fish in fire

One person missing after blaze tore through salmon facility in Norway

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

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.

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.

Updated: January 28, 2019 05:49 PM