Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment, SMA, has levied a CLP 5.3 billion (USD 6.7 million, EUR 5.7 million) fine against Mowi for what the watchdog said was “irreparable environmental damage” resulting from the escape of more than 690,000 Atlantic salmon from one of its farms in 2018.
The escape occurred in July 2018 during adverse weather conditions at the salmon farmer’s Punta Redonda center.
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Chile’s Superintendency of the Environment, SMA, has published in its Official Gazette general instructions for the implementation of a continuous monitoring system that will be required at 27 salmonid farming centers in the country …
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Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Australis Seafoods is seeking sanctions against the participants in alleged price-fixing scheme affecting the prices of aquafeed sold in Chile, and is evaluating initiating actions to demand compensation.
At the end of 2019, the Chilean National Economic Prosecutor's Office (FNE) accused four salmon aquafeed producers – BioMar Chile SA, Comercializadora Nutreco Chile Limitada (Skretting), EWOS Chile… Read More
Chile’s Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) is preparing new, more stringent regulations on salmon farming structures in order to reduce the risk of cages sinking or fish escaping, the fishing authority announced.Read More
Last year Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral, owned by the equity funds Altor Fund III and Bain Capital, was in regulatory hot water.
The company had lied about mortality figures, and had also adulterated the seabed to cover up anaerobic conditions and deceive authorities. Those two deceptions were spied by the relative authorities, and the fishing authority Sernapesca, Sub-Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), other farmed fishing… Read More
Pesquera Azul, a Norwegian-owned longline fishing company operating out of Uruguay, has improved and streamlined ship operations in its new vessel, Ocean Azul, designed and built specifically to face the challenging conditions in Antarctic waters where it fishes Patagonian toothfish while also increasing catch volume and quality.
“Most longliners operating today are under-dimensioned for the Antarctic climate, and there are frequent… Read More
Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service, Sernapesca, has found that a total 12 percent or 103,720 salmon escaped from farmer Blumar’s Caicura grow-out center resulting from cages sunk in heavy storms, reported on 27 June …
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Chile’s national fisheries agency, Sernapesca, has formed the “Inspection Network for the Sustainability of Fishing and Aquaculture," which looks to coordinate the oversight of the various organizations that control fishing and aquaculture activities throughout the entire value chain.
The newly formed network is comprised of 10 institutions: including the Chilean navy, air force, the Carabineros national police force, investigative… Read More
Following diplomatic and technical negotiations, Ecuador has managed to reverse China's suspension of imports of shrimp from Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila, according to an announcement from Ecuador’s Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries Ministry (Producción).
On 10 July, the General Directorate of Chinese Customs announced the suspension of three Ecuadorian shrimp companies – Industrial Pesquera… Read More
Peru’s Production Ministry (PRODUCE) has opened the anchovy fishing season for the south region and established a capture limit of 435,000 metric tons (MT) ...
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