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
February 25, 2021

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) plans to increase its presence and activities in Mexico, rolling out a strategic plan for the creation of a community of producers and commercial partners, while also implementing a communications campaign on the importance of sustainable fishing and the benefits of getting certified.

To increase environmental stewardship in Mexico’s fishing industry, MSC will work with key industry players to drive its

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Published on
February 24, 2021

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods has begun exporting products from its Latitude 45° smoked salmon brands to Singapore, and plans to expand its reach to other countries in Asia …

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Published on
February 23, 2021

Chile's salmon farmers are responding to rising consumer demand for corporate environmental stewardship, a trend they say has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of Chile's top salmon farmers and their suppliers have recently announced steps to make their operations more sustainable, including Salmones Camanchaca, Multiexport Foods, and netting manufacturer Badinotti Group.

Salmones Camanchaca recently signed a two-year fish feed

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Published on
February 18, 2021

The number of salmon escaped from cages at Chile’s salmon farms reached 410,150 in 2020, a surge 4.8 times larger than the 85,697 escapes recorded in 2019, according to information released by the country’s national fisheries service, Sernapesca.

The government agency said that the main causes of the mass salmon escapes included adverse weather conditions, poor maintenance of farming structures, problems associated with handling,

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February 10, 2021

Peru’s anchovy capture limits for 2021 will be similar to that in 2020 if the biomass remains stable, meaning a total of some five million metric tons (MT), according to Cayetana Aljovín, president of Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP), which represents the country's commercial fishing industry …

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February 8, 2021

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Cultivos Yadran is looking to expand operations at two of its farms in southern Aysén Region, with each project costing at USD 5 million (EUR 4.2 million), for a total investment of USD 10 million (EUR 8.4 million) ... 

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Published on
February 1, 2021

Cermaq Chile has been targeted for a second time in under a year by arsonists, who broke into a smolt facility owned by the company on Thursday, 28 January, and set the offices and warehouses ablaze.

A group of five hooded vandals broke into the site – which is operated by Yadran and located in the Collín sector, in the city of Lautaro in southern Chile's Araucanía Region – at around 1:15 p.m. local time, and started

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January 27, 2021

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has called a close to the second season of anchovy fishing in the North-Central zone, with 88 percent of the 2.78 million-metric-ton (MT) quota filled, the ministry announced on its website.

During the season, a total of 2.44 million MT were landed, mainly in the ports Malabrigo, Chimbote, Coischo, Callao, Supe, Bayoyar, Paracas (Pisco), Tambo de Mora, Vegueta, and Chancay, PRODUCE said.

This

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Published on
January 27, 2021

A test for infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has come back positive at Chilean salmon farmer Cultivos Yadran’s Melchor 716 cultivation center ... 

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Published on
January 27, 2021

Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros’ announcement at the end of 2020 that it had landed a USD 120 million (EUR 98.7 million) green loan with banks Rabobank and DNB is the latest in a trend, as fish farmers have begun accessing financing with an environmental focus tied to it – in a global green bond market that may reach USD 1 trillion (EUR 822 billion) by year’s end.

Green bonds are considered “theme bonds,” meaning

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