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Argentine Province Bans Fish Farms with unanimous approval of bill

Tierra del Fuego approves bill banning salmon farming in its waters; Chilean environmentalist groups cheer the decision - Merco Press

Tierra del Fuego lawmakers on Wednesday approved, unanimously the bill which bans salmon farming in the waters of the province. Sponsored by Pablo Villegas from the provincial party, Movimiento Popular Fueguino, the bill privileges the environment over such an industry, and according to its promoters places Argentina at the head of the green economy.

“The passing of this bill is a clear and forceful institutional definition which underlines the importance for our community the protection and conservation of our natural resources, the genetic heritage of our living beings and its environment for a sustainable economic development”, pointed out lawmaker Villegas.

The approval was also cheered on the other side of the channel in Chile, where the industry, and its impact, have become a growing controversial issue.

“We want the world to know that from the most distant place in the world, people raised a milestone against such a destructive industry as salmon farming”

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