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

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.


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...

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