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King Salmon to close three farms in Pelorus Sound

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 28 Jun 2022

King Salmon to close three farms in Pelorus Sound
King Salmon's future hinges on permission to farm fish in the cooler waters of Cook Strait. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 28 Jun 2022
High summer water temperatures are forcing New King Salmon to close three of its four fish farms in Pelorus Sound, although it hopes to reopen them as hatcheries in the future for a planned cooler water farm in Cook Strait.At its annual meeting in Picton, chaired by independent director Paul Steere in the absence of chair John Ryder, the company acknowledged its “bitter disappointment” at losing a quarter of last year's harvest because of a longer, hotter sequence of sea temperatures than expected.Warming sea temperatures in Pel...

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