Mowi Chile said it plans to mount a legal challenge against a record $6.7 million (€5.7 million) fine imposed by the south American nation's environmental superintendency (SMA).

The CLP 5.3 billion fine in local currency is in connection to a mass escape in July 2018 from the Punta Redonda production site in the southern Los Lagos region following unusual weather conditions.

Ten cages collapsed at the site in one of the largest Atlantic salmon escapes recorded, allowing 690,277 fish to break free.