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 28, 2020
Upon receiving laboratory results, Chile’s national fisheries and aquaculture service Sernapesca has confirmed a case of ISA virus at local salmon farmer Granja Marina Tornagaleones’s Caucacura center, located on the island of Chiloé in the Los Lagos region. In response, Sernapesca has established a surveillance area that covers the concession groups at Caucacura and its neighboring sector, asking the companies located in the area to take… Read More
Published on
October 26, 2020

More than 20 major buyers of jumbo flying squid in the United States and Europe have made an urgent call for Peru to formalize its artisanal fleet by January 2021 or risk having the fishery classified as illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) …

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Published on
October 26, 2020

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Blumar has submitted a proposed project to the national environmental impact evaluation service (SEIA) for a USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) expansion of its frozen products plant, located in the Isla Rocuant sector in the municipality of Talcahuano.

According to documents submitted to the SEIA, the project would expand raw material processing capacity for frozen fish production of Blumar’s Pesquera el

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October 15, 2020

Chile’s largest salmon farmer, AquaChile, has called an extraordinary shareholders meeting for 29 October to vote on a USD 245 million (EUR 208 million) capital increase and to realign the financial structure to incorporate companies acquired in 2018.

Chile’s salmon sector saw significant consolidation in 2018, with national food giant Agrosuper buying 67 percent of AquaChile in an USD 850 million (EUR 771 million) deal.

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October 9, 2020

Salmon farming industry association SalmonChile has just launched a four-month, USD 200,000 (EUR 170,000) digital marketing campaign to regain the confidence of the Chinese consumer …

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October 7, 2020

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods has announced that its general manager, Andrés Lyon, will take on other responsibilities in the company and be replaced by food industry executive Cristián Swett

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October 2, 2020

An explosion and subsequent fire erupted at fishing firm Camanchaca’s frozen food plant in the city of Talcahuano, in southern Chile’s Greater Concepción, on the morning of Thursday, 1 October.

The structural fire began in a cardboard container warehouse at about 11 a.m. local time and a total of 15 fire stations responded to the blaze, according to local press. No Camanchaca workers were reported injured as the plant,

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Published on
October 1, 2020

Chile’s salmon industry used the equivalent of 334 tons of antimicrobial treatments in 2019, bringing the antimicrobial consumption index (ACI) down to 0.034 percent, Chile’s national fisheries and aquaculture service Sernapesca reported …

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Published on
October 1, 2020

Future of Fish (FOF), an international nonprofit that works with small-scale fishers to empower thriving coastal communities, ensure food security, and achieve long-term social impact while lowering the environmental footprint, is focusing on an area in the logistics chain that most NGOs tend to shy away from – the middle.

Over ten years ago, when FOF was examining how to best address the overfishing crisis, “nobody was looking at

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Published on
September 30, 2020

Russian authorities have lifted the restriction on imports coming from Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros, Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service Sernapesca has announced

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