Groundbreaking news out of Chile, and it's not about the earthquake.
As a direct result of Oceana‚Äôs campaign work to reform the Chilean salmon aquaculture industry, this week the Chilean Congress passed legislation to prevent the escape of farmed salmon and further regulate the use of antibiotics in salmon aquaculture.
The reform criminalizes farmed salmon escapes and imposes hefty fines as well as prison sentences for violators. It also bans the preventive use of antibiotics, and requires companies to make public the amounts and types of antibiotics they use, in addition to their specific prescribed use. Oceana has been working since 2008 to convince Chile to restrict the use of antibiotics in salmon farming.
Today marks the global launch of a short documentary expos√© from the Pure Salmon Campaign about the damaging effects of salmon farms worldwide. ‚ÄúFarmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry‚ÄĚ reveals the environmental, socioeconomic and cultural effects of salmon aquaculture. The film includes appearances by Alex Mu√Īoz and Dr. Matthias Gorny from Oceana in Chile, and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly.
Watch the film below and pass it on to your friends and family.