Felipe Sandoval on Oceana antibiotics report: ‘whimsical’

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Marine conservation organization Oceana recently announced the ranking in antibiotics use of Chilean salmon farmers in the period 2012-2014.

The listing is headed by Australis and Trusal, which used more than 900 grams of antibiotics annually per tonne produced, followed by Salmon Aysén, Multiexport and Camanchaca.

Felipe Sandoval, president of SalmonChile, strongly denied that the industry has withheld this information and stated the positive developments in the use of antibiotics in Chilean salmon farming in recent years.

Felipe Sandoval, credit SalmonChile

“The companies involved have been given details of the use of antibiotics on a voluntary basis. Also, there has been a decline in the use of antibiotics in recent years, in 2016 compared to 2015 and we have to see how 2017 is coming.”

“I think they are looking at things in a whimsical way, because there is new information about the decrease of antibiotic use. They know that our website has updated data for 2016,” he concluded.