Growth ambitions for production and export of Chilean food products, including seafood, are based on the principle of sustainable development. Both public and private sectors in Chile are convinced that it is of vital importance to achieve a balance between growth and the protection of natural resources.
-Pablo Galilea, Chile’s Vice-Minister of Fishing
Of course we hear this rhetoric a lot, but I don’t think we can hear it too much. Galilea was speaking at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, where Galilea announced his country’s new fisheries law, which focuses on both environmental and socio-economic sustainability. Of coure this statement comes at a time when concerns are being expressed about the use of antibiotics in Chilean fish farms to battle Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA).