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 27, 2021

Chilean salmon farmer Multi X – previously known as Multiexport Foods – has announced that as of January, Fernando Pérez Saavedra will take over as its new business manager, replacing Ricardo Grunwald – who has decided to step down to take on other challenges …

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October 25, 2021

Mowi Chile’s Huenquillahue research center in Region X has been analyzing a high-quality fabric, made by Indian firm Garware Technical Fibres Ltd., to review the cloth’s ability to contain sea lice infestations in salmon farming pens …

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October 22, 2021

Los Ángeles, Bio Bio, Chile-based Salmones Austral has announced the launch of the Secret Island specialty brand targeting individual consumers on the U.S. East Coast.

The company also announced plans to expand nationwide next year – joining a growing list of salmon farmers that are specifically targeting the U.S., by far Chile’s largest export market.

“Born out of the crystal waters of Chilean Patagonia,

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October 19, 2021

Chilean salmon and trout exports brought in USD 1.17 billion (EUR 1 billion) during the third quarter of the year, a 33.5 percent boost compared to the USD 877 million (EUR 756 million) in the same quarter of 2020 and slightly surpassing pre-pandemic export levels, according to new information released by the Chilean Salmon Council.

The surge was attributed to a recovery in salmon prices, which averaged USD 8.40 (EUR 7.20) per kilogram

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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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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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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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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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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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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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