Two million fish liberated

The cargo ship Navaho ran into a fish farm fence which was severely damaged and enabled the fish to escape to freedom. However, no more free hand outs of food…

The release of farm fish could have undesirable repercussions on wild stock.

Could very well be, disturbing the natural balance in these waters.

The article didn’t mention the kind of fish that escaped but this type of event could cause problems. Escaped salmon from fish farms in Norway are spreading genetic material into wild Atlantic salmon populations and compromising their health.
Could the ship’s owners be held liable if the local fisheries are affected?