Chilean salmon farmers struggle to cut antibiotic usage

For Chile’s salmon farming industry, less antibiotic use could improve the sustainability of the country’s salmon aquaculture industry and boost the reputation of its products. According to the 2020 Chilean Salmon Antibiotic Reduction Program (CSARP) report, Chile farmed salmon had an antibiotic usage of 412.8 grams per harvested metric ton (MT) in 2017. Usage declined about 30% to 293.6 grams per ton in 2019. The goal is to cut the 2017 figure in half by 2025, or just over 200 grams per harvested ton. However, the Monteray Bay Aquarium said this could take multiple innovations applied over many years.

Source: MercoPress