Chilean NGO denounces 95 unsanctioned cases of salmon overproduction

Fundación Terram alleges the overproduction amounts to more than 67,000 metric tons of salmon
A salmon farm in Chile
Fundación Terram alleges that salmon farmers in Chile produced thousands of tons more salmon than was legally allowed | Photo courtesy of WWF Chile
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Nine Chilean salmon-farming firms racked up 95 cases of overproduction in operations located in the country’s natural reserves from 2012 to 2023, but the Chilean Superintendence of the Environment (SMA) has punished just one infraction, according to findings from a local environmental NGO. “A series of salmon industry infractions against environmental regulations are set to expire if the SMA does not formulate the appropriate charges in this regard. As such, the harvest of more than 67,000…

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