A journalistic investigation carried out by CNN Chile and Chilevisión has found that current Chilean presidential candidate Sebastián Sichel financed a failed campaign for congress in 2009 with contributions from fishing companies, most of which were delivered irregularly.
The investigation uncovered a number of lists detailing contributions of up to CLP 30 million (USD 37,000, EUR 32,000) for Sichel’s candidacy… Read More
The Peruvian Chamber for Jumbo Flying Squid (Capecal) has creating a jig fishery improvement project with WWF Peru that looks to address sustainability issues in one of the world’s largest artisanal fisheries.
“Since the launch of the jumbo flying squid FIP in 2017, there have been some improvement efforts in the fishery. But this commitment by the Peruvian industry, through Capecal, will be a key factor in moving progress… Read More
Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Camanchaca has called an extraordinary general shareholders' meeting to vote on a proposed capital increase of up to USD 30 million (EUR 25.9 million) ...
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Chile’s salmon industry has sustained 5 to 6 percent growth each year over the past decade, and is expected to continue along that pace for the next decade, according to SalmonChile President Arturo Clément.
“Part of the growth in recent years has been due to improvements in production indicators and not necessarily due to the production of more fish. Average weights are much higher, mortality rates are lower, and production… Read More
In a move aimed at bolstering bilateral cooperation against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a delegation of senior officials from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans …
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Aarhus, Denmark-headquartered aquaculture feed supplier BioMar Group expects to increase its extruded feed capacity to a total of 200,000 metric tons (MT) at its facility in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the company announced in a release – without putting a price tag to the project …
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Puerto Montt, Chile-based Patagonia King Salmon is looking to produce 100 metric tons (MT) of king salmon, also known as chinook salmon, over the next year ...
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Chile’s environment regulation agency has fined salmon farmer Nova Austral CLP 1.23 billion (USD 1.56 million, EUR 1.32 million) for inadequate mortality and solid-waste management at its Aracena 19 grow-out center, located inside the Alberto de Agostini National Park in Punta Arenas, Chile. It is the highest fine ever levied for environmental rule-breaking in the Magallanes region.
Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment (SMA)… Read More
Four companies in Argentina are implementing a fishery improvement project with the aim of attaining Marine Stewardship Council certification by March 2025 for the country's Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) fishery.
The companies – Estremar, Nueva Pescanova, Pesantar, and San Arawa – are working to implement the Argentine FIP with technical support from Latin American NGO CeDePesca, according to information from… Read More