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Disease Devastates Chile's Salmon Industry, Resulting in Massive Job Losses

LADB Article ID: 50931
Category/Department: Chile
Date: 2009-01-30
By: LADB Staff

Triggered by the outbreak in 2007 of a deadly fish disease, Chile's long buoyant farmed-salmon industry is suddenly sinking, dragging thousands of area jobs down with it. Although authorities have yet to agree on an official figure, estimates suggest the country's once-healthy salmon companies have laid off somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 industry workers since Infectious Salmon Anemia, or ISA, was first discovered in Chilean waters.

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