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Grieg Seafood Newfoundland has confirmed they are months away from transferring its first salmon to sea in Placentia Bay from its smolt facility in Atlantic Canada. It is planned the fish will be harvested in 2023 and 2024.

Last August, the Canada-based company postponed the transfer of between 2-3 million fish until spring of 2022. A positive sample of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) was found at its smolt site. The result, a culling one million fish.

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Grieg Seafood Newfoundland’s 2025 harvesting target of 15,000 metric tons remains unchanged. The second phase of the Newfoundland operation has an annual harvest volume target of up to 33,000 metric tons, according to the company.

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