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
December 1, 2020

Chile’s Council for the Defense of the State (CDE) has filed a lawsuit with the third environmental court against Mowi Chile, seeking for the salmon farmer to rectify a large-scale escape of 690,000 fish from its Punta Redonda faming center on Guar Island in the south of the country in July 2018.

The suit comes on the heels of an August 2020 fine of CLP 5.3 billion (USD 6.7 million, EUR 5.7 million) that Chile’s

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Published on
November 30, 2020

AquaChile CEO Sady Delgado remains bullish on the future of Chile’s salmon-farming sector, despite it having been dealt a crushing economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’ve been in this business for 25 years and I am convinced that Chilean salmon farming is destined to lead production worldwide,” Delgado said in an interview with CNN Chile. “The best salmon in the world, in flavor, quality, presentation, in my

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Published on
November 30, 2020

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), an Ecuador-based certification system for shrimp aquaculture launched in March 2018, has kicked off a traceability application that aims to provide consumers with key information on their shrimp’s journey from farm to fork.

“The shrimp industry worldwide produces over five million tons of shrimp each year, and we continue to see many examples of food fraud, especially in seafood

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Published on
November 25, 2020

Aquaculture could become an engine of development for Peru, offering a significant positive impact in economically disadvantaged areas, Peruvian Minister of Production José Salardi said recently.

"I am convinced of this activity’s potential, I have seen it in the various regions that I’ve visited in the mountains and the jungle areas of the country. I believe that it may be the future of the country's fishing," Salardi said,

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Published on
November 23, 2020

For the second year in a row, Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods has been invited to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most important rankings when it comes to environmental and social governance (ESG) issues, the company announced in a statement.

Multiexport Foods improved its ranking 6 percentage points when compared to last year’s version of companies with the best sustainability

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Published on
November 17, 2020

The value of Chile’s exports of salmon and trout during the first 10 months of 2020 totaled USD 3.81 billion (EUR 3.21 billion), falling 17 percent from the same period of 2019 ... 

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Published on
November 13, 2020

On the heels of announcing having agreed on a USD 300 million (EUR 254 million) loan to refinance existing debt and bolster financing for exports, Santiago, Chile-based fisher and salmon farmer Blumar posted a USD 44.2 million (EUR 37.4 million) net loss for the third quarter of the year.

Consolidated revenues reached USD 358.9 million (EUR 303.8 million) for the quarter, which Blumar broke down by category: Atlantic salmon 51 percent; fishmeal

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Published on
November 12, 2020

Peru’s Production Ministry (PRODUCE) has kicked off the anchovy fishing season for the north-central region and established a capture limit of 2.78 million metric tons (MT) ... 

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Published on
November 9, 2020

Chile’s fisheries and aquaculture service, Sernapesca, has declared an area belonging to salmon farmer Cultivos Yadran as an infectious salmon anemia (ISA)-infected zone ... 

Photo courtesy of Cultivos

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Published on
November 5, 2020

There are valuable lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for fisheries in Latin America, according to Future of Fish (FOF), an international nonprofit that focuses on sustainable practices principally with artisan fishers in the region.

Working with small-scale fishers to empower thriving coastal communities, ensure food security, and achieve long-term social impact while lowering the environmental footprint, Future of Fish embraces

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