Most people searching for salmon recipes aren't thinking about what antibiotics went into their salmon. But experts have serious concerns about the use of antibiotics in Australian salmon farming.
The farmed salmon industry does not properly disclose its antibiotic use. They won't tell the public which antibiotics they use in salmon hatcheries, or how much they use. Tassal and Huon Aquaculture have also failed to report the full amount of antibiotics they used for all of their marine farms.
UPDATE: Since the launch of our campaign, one salmon company - Huon Aquaculture, under pressure from journalists, have released details of their antibiotics use in hatcheries. Please sign and share the petition - every signature helps make a difference!
We know that in the past the industry have used an antibiotic called oxytetracycline. The World Health Organisation lists this antibiotic as 'Very Important' for human health and says its use should be avoided in aquaculture. Leading experts like Professor Peter Collignon, from ANU Medical School, say using this antibiotic in salmon farming increases the risk that antibiotic resistance will develop and spread to humans.
We're working to get the industry to transparently disclose all antibiotic use, because Australian's have a right to know which antibiotics grew their salmon. Will you sign our petition to supermarkets asking them to make this information available to their customers?