Lawmakers in Chile's National Congress this week approved a new law cracking down on escapes from the country's salmon farms. The bill is now expected to move to the desk of Chilean President Gabriel Boric for signing.

It took four years to get the bill through the upper and lower houses of Chile's Congress, during which time the industry has suffered high-profile mishaps such as the escape of 104,000 salmon at a Blumar site in 2020.

And in October, Chile's Environmental Superintendancy (SMA) filed charges against Salmones Aysen charging the company with not maintaining minimum security conditions established at its Canal Huito farm, which resulted in an escape of fish.