Council for Transparency orders salmon farmers to provide data on antibiotics
Chilean salmon farmers use 1,400 times more antibiotics per produced ton than the Norwegian ones, Oceana claims. (Photo: Oceana)
The Council for Transparency (CPT) for the first time ruled in favour of Oceana, and ordered salmon companies to provide information on the amount of antibiotics used by the company and farming centre during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.
It should be remembered that in February of this year, 18 of 24 companies refused to provide the data requested by the marine conservation organization, arguing that the disclosure of this information "would put them at risk from a competitive, economic and commercial point of view".
Oceana points out that the decision now adopted by the CPT represents a change of criteria, given that historically it had denied the release of the information and it had only been possible to obtain it through the courts.
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks New Zealand
The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.