MOWI SALMON FARM SHIFTS POSITION DURING STORM ELLEN
Mowi salmon farm shifts position during storm Ellen. Mowi Scotland, the largest supplier of high quality Scottish salmon and part of the Mowi Group, has confirmed today that on August 20, 2020, their salmon farm at Carradale North, consisting of 10 circular net pens containing 550,000 salmon (@~4.2kgs), shifted position after its seabed anchors became dislodged during Storm Ellen that has hit the UK and Ireland. The company’s priority at this time is to secure the fish cages in place until Storm Ellen subsides, and to safeguard staff, contractors and fish stock.
The company has informed Marine Scotland of the event. A final update will be provided after recovery is complete.
Storm Ellen brought very strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night, and the Met Office announced further wind warnings for yesterday and today.
The deep Atlantic low-pressure system brought very strong winds which impacted across the island of Ireland, causing power cuts and reports of roads blocked by fallen trees in Northern Ireland. Wind gusts of 62mph were recorded in Fermanagh early on Thursday morning, with 79mph recorded at Capel Curig, north Wales.
Photo credit Mowi Scotland: Carradale North farm secured until Storm Ellen subsides.