The Canadian PressOctober 17, 2013 07:31
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - More than 2,000 farmed salmon that escaped from a pen off the south coast of Newfoundland have been rounded up by local fishermen.
The province says the fishermen were given special licences after 20,000 salmon escaped last month from a local fish farm.
The fishermen used nets to catch the fish.
The owner of the farm, Cooke Aquaculture, says the fish escaped after a strong current pulled down a floating salmon pen.
The federal Fisheries Department says many of the farmed fish have already been eaten by seals and other large fish.