Billund, Denmark-based aquaculture systems firm Billund Aquaculture has begun construction of a recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) hatchery for Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Austral ...
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The Chilean Salmon Council – formed in May between AquaChile and Salmones Aysén, as well as the local units of Cermaq and Mowi – has appointed the economist Salvador Valdés Prieto as group director.
Valdés is a civil engineer with a PhD in economics from MIT and has experience in the financial, dairy, steel, and energy industries. Through the World Bank, he has provided consultancy services to the… Read More
Ecuador is trying to protect parts of the Galpagos Marine Reserve in the wake of the arrival of hundreds of mainly Chinese fishing ships that are set up in international waters near the country’s exclusive economic zone.
“We will work in a regional position to defend and protect the exclusive economic zone around the Galapagos Marine Reserve, one of the richest fishing areas and a hotbed of life for the entire… Read More
Chile’s southern city of Puerto Montt, known as the hub of the country's salmon aquaculture sector, entered into quarantine as of 29 July, following a preventative decree from the Ministry of Health seeking to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The government decided to take action after recording more than 100 new cases a day of the virus for four consecutive days in the Los Lagos Region, where Puerto Montt, population of some 246,000, is the… Read More
The pathogen tenacibaculosis has been found in farmed rainbow trout and coho salmon from the south of Chile, according to a paper published by researchers Ruben Avendaño‐Herrera, Constanza Collarte, Mónica Saldarriaga‐Córdoba, and Rute Irgang in the “Journal of Fish Diseases.”
“This is the first documented occurrence of clinical tenacibaculosis in farmed rainbow trout and coho salmon… Read More
Anchovy fishing in Peru’s north central region has reached 96.7 percent of the assigned quota and will reach 100 percent in the coming days, effectively putting an end to the season, Cayetana Aljovín, president of Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP), announced in a 22 July presentation …
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Ecuador’s shrimp sector is going through a “serious contraction” in production and exports as a result of the reduced demand and market crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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The north of Chile is home to the Atacama, the most arid desert on earth known for years of zero-rain conditions and some of the world’s largest copper mines. And if aquaculture firm Acuinor has its way, it will also be known for its farmed fish.
The Atacama Desert region stretches for nearly 1,600 kilometers along the narrow coast of the northern third of Chile, from near the country’s northernmost city of Arica south to the city of… Read More