Salmon escape traced back to farm thanks to DNA sampling

AquacultureResearchers in Norway have successfully identified the farm at the cause of an escape of farmed salmon last autumn, by analyzing DNA samples from the escaped fish.

The researchers, from the Institute of Marine Research, had been asked by the Fisheries Directorate to find out the farm from which salmon had escaped in November 2013 in the commune of Ryfylke.

The escape had not been reported by any of the farms in the commune.

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