The Chilean Salmon Council – formed in May between AquaChile and Salmones Aysén, as well as the local units of Cermaq and Mowi – has appointed the economist Joanna Davidovich as executive director ...
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Sixteen of Chilean salmon farmer Blumar’s 18 cages at its Seno Reloncaví center in Palena province, Los Lagos region, sunk in the early morning of 27 June due to heavy storms. A total 875,144 fish in the fattening stage, at an average weight of 3.8 kilos, were registered at the center.
"Our concern is currently to mitigate the environmental impact that the escape of these fish represents. The contingency protocols as stipulated by… Read More
Russia’s veterinary service, Rosselkhoznadzor, has taken AquaChile's Cailin plant, located in southern Chile’s Quellón district, off its list of restricted plants which were blockaded earlier this year after Russian health authorities reportedly detected traces of crystal violet and antibiotics (oxytetracycline) in farmed salmon.
More plants are expected to be cleared by Rosselkoznadzor in the coming weeks, according to Alicia… Read More
The biggest impact on Chile’s salmon sector will not come from the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, but rather from the low prices the sector is being forced to sell at, according to Arturo Clement, the president of industry association SalmonChile ...
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In a videoconference with Sernapesca Director Alicia Gallardo, Chinese authorities confirmed that there are no restrictions on the importation of Chilean salmon, despite European salmon being blocked due to unfounded fears it had served as a carrier of the coronavirus.
Gallardo, the director of Chile’s national fishing service, also announced Chinese officials had carried out an unprecedented remote joint inspection of… Read More
The board of directors of the new Chilean Salmon Council – formed in May between AquaChile and Salmones Aysén, as well as the local units of Cermaq and Mowi – recently met with Chilean Minister of Economy Lucas Palacios and Undersecretary of Fisheries Román Zelaya.
During the meeting, the salmon farmers said their companies “commit to being a benchmark for innovation, with absolute adherence to current… Read More
Chile’s Council for the Defense of the State (CDE) filed a criminal lawsuit against five executives of the salmon farmer Nova Austral, forcing an investigation into their responsibility for fraud, according to an announcement by CDE.
According to local paper El Mostrador – which originally broke the story last year of Nova Austral’s reporting of false mortality figures, which led authorities to file charges against the company… Read More
Puerto Montt, Chile-based Greenspot – a certified B corporation focused on the circular economy, recycling and reusing plastic waste from industrial sectors, particularly from salmon farming – has found an opportunity to collaborate with the country’s salmon aquaculture companies in an effort to combat COVID-19.
Greenspot has designed the first sanitizing footbath mat made from 100 percent recycled plastic from Chilean salmon… Read More