Notwithstanding the dramatic headline, the law seems to be pretty lax if it allows up to 90% of fish to escape before environmental damage is assumed to have occurred.
"Under Chilean law, environmental damage is assumed to occur if fewer than 10% of escaped salmon are recaptured. Mowi, which paid a bounty to local fishermen for salmon that had been caught, claims that 27.23% of the escaped fish were recaptured".
What a godsend that would be for wee Jimmys mob.£5miilion then all the escapees could follow the wild fish up the rivers and they could say their environmental policies were working AND more tax on the re-stocked fish on the farms!!!!
Pray they don’t get wind of this ??