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Chile's salmon industry launches programme to cut back on heavy antibiotic use

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 05:50
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Salmon farming in Chile began decades ago, when the fish were artificially introduced in the country's south. Today the farms are key to the economy, with annual sales of US$3.5 billion.

Santiago

CHILE'S salmon industry, the second-largest in the world, is trying to cut back its heavy use of antibiotics, which pollute the environment and could cause new super-bacteria to emerge.

Facing heavy competition from top producer Norway - whose salmon industry uses a