More than 30,000 farmed salmon died, and 50,000 were released and swam away.
Near the Scottish town of Campbelltown, around 50,000 salmon were on the loose due to damage to the farm’s paddocks caused by Storm Ellen. This was announced on Wednesday, August 26, The Independent reports.
It is noted that the elements damaged four out of ten fish pens on the fish farm.
“Almost 50,000 salmon escaped after four paddocks on a fish farm in Scotland were damaged during Storm Ellen,” the statement said.
Also due to the effects of the storm, just over 30,000 salmon farmers were killed. After examination by divers, it was found that the gap in the barrier was caused by the break of mooring ropes attached to the anchors on the seabed of the farm.
Representatives of Mowi, which owns the farm, have sent the torn ropes to a test center in Aberdeen for further investigation.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. is approaching a powerful hurricane, about 1.5 million Americans are to be evacuated.
Before that, a state of emergency was imposed in the state of Texas due to Tropical Storms Marco and Laura, which were approaching its territory on Monday, August 24.