Norwegians claim victory in fish-farm row

Norway today announced a "partial break-through" in a long-standing dispute with Sweden over a fish farm. The government had invoked no fewer than three international treaties - the UN/ECE convention on transboundary pollution, an international salmon convention, and a bilateral agreement - to support its call for disinfection at the Bulleren fish farm to prevent the salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris spreading to Norwegian waters. Swedish stocks tend to be resistant to the parasite and Sweden had dragged its feet before agreeing to slaughter half the salmon at Bulleren and treat the rest. See press release.

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