Spot checks on Norwegian fish farms suggest a pattern of "poor environmental routines" and installations that have become a major source of pollution in their areas, the country's climate and pollution agency Klif reported on Wednesday.
Klif, collaborating with regional authorities, targeted farms in fjords along Norway's west coast. The offending plants "lack specific targets in relation to pollution and what the fjord system can tolerate", it said. "Their risk assessments cover neither emissions nor environmental effects of pollution and chemical use."
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