Iceland's Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) said Friday it is fining SalMar-owned Icelandic salmon farmer Arnarlax for up to ISK 120 million (€816,815/$851,732) for allegedly breaching reporting obligations following an escape of an estimated 80,000 fish from one of its pens last year.

When the site at Haganes in Arnarfjordur was harvested last October, the company was unable to account for at least 81,564 salmon, said MAST.

A total of 132,976 salmon had been placed in cages at the site between October 2020 and July 2021.