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Group Plans End to Fish Antibiotics

CHILE - A new campaign was launched yesterday in Chile that aims to forbid the use of antibiotics in fish cultivation.

According to the Fish Farmer Magazine the project also demands that all sanitary standards regarding antibiotics for Chilean salmon consumers be brought in line with standards such as the United States’ FDA rules or those of the European Union.

The magazine reports that Chile proposes a sole State agency, which would regulate and monitor the use of antibiotics both in human use and animal health. Another of the issues demanded is free access to historic information on the volumes and types of antibiotics currently imported and used by the salmon industry.

For years, environmental organisations have requested information from Chilean health organisations such as the National Fisheries Service, Sernapesca, but have never received an answer.

View the Fish Farmer story by clicking here.