Christian Molinari

Christian Molinari

Contributing Editor

A native of San Francisco, Christian Molinari has lived and worked in Chile for over 20 years, after having arrived in Santiago as a volunteer and falling in love with the culture and its people. He covered business news in Latin America for over a decade, worked in communications at IBM Chile, and currently freelances in strategic communications and reporting.

Published on
October 14, 2021

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

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Published on
October 13, 2021

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

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Published on
October 1, 2021

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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Published on
September 30, 2021

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

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Published on
September 24, 2021

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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Published on
September 24, 2021

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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Published on
September 16, 2021

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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September 13, 2021

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)

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Published on
September 13, 2021

The Chilean salmon farming frim known until recently as Multiexport Foods, which rebranded as Multi X earlier this month, posted a turnaround of net profits in Q2 2021 thanks to 40 percent higher sales prices in its largest markets …

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Published on
September 10, 2021

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

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