Carradale fish farm hit by Storm Ellen

Carradale North farm secured until Storm Ellen subsides. Photograph: Mowi Scotland.
Carradale North farm secured until Storm Ellen subsides. Photograph: Mowi Scotland.

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A recovery operation is currently being carried out in the Kilbrannan Sound after Mowi Scotland’s salmon farm at Carradale was hit by Storm Ellen.

Yesterday (Thursday), the north section of the farm, consisting of 10 circular net pens containing 550,000 salmon, shifted position after its seabed anchors became dislodged during the storm which has hit the UK and Ireland.

A Mowi Scotland spokesperson said: ‘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.’