RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium that studies the conditions under which salmon farms operate around the world, has given salmon production in Chile a red mark. Their recent report was terse to the Chilean industry and recommended that international markets not consume most salmon farmed in Chile.
The study warns that Atlantic salmon, the most widely produced species in Chile, remains in the "to avoid" category for salmon farmed in Los Lagos and Aysén because "the high use of antibiotics and pesticides to control diseases and sea lice is of great . . .