Court proceedings against bankrupt salmon processor Atlantic Seafood have revealed a system of deductions from wages that left employees unable to travel or feed themselves.

On Monday, IntraFish reported that bankruptcy proceedings against the salmon processor uncovered more than 30 debt collection claims, amounting to more than NOK 2 million (€190,000/$190,000). The largest claim was for more than NOK 1.6 million (€150,000/$150,000), from the Norwegian Tax Authority.

Inge Eidem, who leased a house to Atlantic Seafood to accommodate workers at the factory, told IntraFish that many of the workers could not afford to eat.