04/30/2008 - A recent University Austral study confirmed antibiotic residues in locally farmed salmon that exceed levels tolerated by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). Still, the antibiotic residues recorded in the study fall within levels allowed by Chilean government standards. The W.H.O. is combating the use of antibiotics in fish farming, arguing that their presence fosters bacteria resistance to antibiotics.
U.S. standards for antibiotic residues are more in line with W.H.O. standards, and the U.S. is a major consumer of Chilean farmed salmon.
Read the full article Antibiotics Found in Chilean Salmon on the Patagonia Times' Web site.
Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Salmon Aquaculture Reform campaign.