Santiago, 31st March, 2016 (WAM) – The algal bloom that plagued numerous salmon farms in southern Chile in recent weeks has caused the loss of 12 percent of this year’s projected harvest, or the equivalent of about 106,000 tons of fish, the SalmonChile trade association said.

The onslaught “has ended” after the process of removing fish killed by the algae was completed, SalmonChile said in a statement, carried by Spanish News Agency.