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Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego Bans Salmon Farming

January 12, 2022

On June 30, 2021, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province, prohibited salmon farming in its territorial waters, reportedly becoming the first region in the world to pass such a ban. The controversial industry offers remote regions like Tierra del Fuego great economic opportunity, but it also threatens environmental harm that could jeopardize critical tourism income.

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