Chilean salmon farmers' 2022 antimicrobial use on par with 2021

Published on
November 1, 2022
A group of employees work in a Chilean salmon processing plant.

Chile’s salmon farming industry used 238 metric tons (MT) of antimicrobials to treat its fish during the first half of 2022, over 98 percent of which was used in seawater salmonid grow-out centers, according to the latest antimicrobial use report from Sernapesca, Chile's aquaculture authority.

While the report did not provide comparable figures from the same period of last year, according to the Chilean Salmon Council, levels were similar to those registered during the first…

Photo courtesy of Sernapesca

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