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.

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May 14, 2021

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Yadran is shooting to increase annual production to 40,000 metric tons (MT) and post earnings before interest, taxes, debt, and amortization (EBITDA) of USD 60 million (EUR 49.5 million) by 2023

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May 14, 2021

Severe algae blooms and the resulting mass mortality – coupled with lower market prices and reduced sales – took their toll on Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Camanchaca …

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May 7, 2021

Chile’s Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Subpesca, has opened a public consultation period regarding the results of a national aquaculture policy proposal for the next two decades ... 

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May 6, 2021

The London Fish Exchange (LFEX) has signed a commercial joint venture with Puerto Montt, Chile-based DataSalmon to launch trading of Chilean salmon aquaculture products on the LFEX platform ... 

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May 4, 2021

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Salmones Camanchaca's salmon-farming operations in Chiloé were being questioned by the Los Lagos regional council, as a result of a reporting error from the story's source, BioBio Chile. According to the company, the council is actually halting a planned augmentation to Empresas Camanchaca's mussel-farming operations.

Following significant algae blooms and

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May 3, 2021

Pontevedra, Spain-based Nueva Pescanova has announced plans to open a EUR 7 million (USD 8.4 million), 8,000-square-meter production center in Peru ... 

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April 29, 2021

Los Ángeles, Bio Bio, Chile-based salmon farmer Salmones Austral has decided to postpone its initial public offering (IPO) on the Santiago Stock Exchange due to adverse market conditions, principally brought on by the effects of COVID-19

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April 27, 2021

AquaChile, Chile’s largest salmon farmer, has published its 2020 Integrated Report, which combines its sustainability and annual reports.

With the report's release, AquaChile has become the first company in Chile - along with parent company Agrosuper - to employ indicators from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the meat, poultry, and dairy industry.

In the 246-page report, AquaChile,

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April 26, 2021

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has established a quota of 2.51 million metric tons (MT) for the upcoming anchovy fishing season in the country’s north-central zone.

The country divides its anchovy fishing areas into two regions – south and north-central – with different capture limits and seasons set for each one. The north-central is Peru’s main fishing region. The total biomass of the north-central

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April 21, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 saw an uptick in salmon export volume from Chile, but the increased exports coincided with lower prices …

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