Greenpeace compares massive salmon escape with 140 million mice plague
Salmon escape. (Photo: Greenpeace)
Greenpeace described the situation of Los Lagos Region waters after the escape of 690,000 salmon from a Marine Harvest farming centre as an uncontrollable pest equivalent to 140 million mice that will be responsible for depredating everything in their path.
"The most serious fact is that only 5.5 per cent of the total escaped salmon have been recovered. The figure is a real failure and demonstrates the inability of the company to try to repair the enormous environmental damage it has caused in Los Lagos Region waters. It is alarming that 650,000 salmon remain free and their consequences already seem to be irreversibl...