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
May 4, 2020

With the worldwide seafood market affected by lower consumption and purchases due to the effects of COVID-19, Argentina’s fishing sector is set to see exports drop by 30 percent this year, bringing in some USD 1.3 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) compared to the USD 1.86 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) recorded for 2019, according to estimates from the Interchambers of the Argentine Fishing Industry (Intercámaras).

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May 1, 2020

Chilean salmon farmer Camanchaca registered a 36.4 percent year-over-year increase in harvest volume of during the first quarter of 2020, but lower prices took a toll on profits

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April 27, 2020

Santiago, Chile-based aquaculture and fish farmer Camanchaca announced it will be leaving New World Currents (NWC) – the commercial joint venture between itself, Blumar, Marine Farm, and Cultivos Yadran to sell in China – and go solo in distributing to the country, as of 1 May.

“We have had a good experience with NWC partners, and this organization positions itself as a relevant player in China,” Camanchaca CEO Ricardo

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April 22, 2020

Salmon farming companies in Chile are making an effort to do their part in helping the country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic – yet new reports provide evidence to the fact that there is definite room for improvement.

In its latest press release, AquaChile announced it had begun to perform up to 2,000 COVID-19 tests a week, free of charge, for the island of Chiloé, where much of Chile’s salmon farming takes

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April 21, 2020

Mowi Chile has reported the death of some 20,000 Atlantic salmon at its Pulelo farming center on Chiloé Island, the third Chilean salmon farming operation to report a mass mortality event in the past two weeks ... 

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April 14, 2020

Chile has taken steps to ensure supply chain connectivity in the midst of the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the country’s investment promotion agency ProChile.

First, the national customs service has adopted a series of foreign trade facilitation measures to secure the supply chain and, in turn, to protect the health of customs officers and customs agencies workers who must interact with the different customs

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Published on
April 13, 2020

The fishing firms belonging to Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP) have delivered PEN 5.7 million (USD 1.7 million, EUR 1.5 million) in help and social support to aid in the country’s struggle in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

“As a society, the Coronavirus has us facing one of the most challenging moments in our history. Today there is only room for union, solidarity and joint work between the state, companies and

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Published on
April 13, 2020

Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral has appointed Nicolás Larco as the CEO of the company, who will also maintain his responsibilities as chief financial officer until further notice, the firm announced.

Nova Austral has also brought in two seasoned executives to reinforce its administrative structure. Ricardo Ferrari, former mergers, acquisitions, and investments associate manager at Chilean retail giant Cencosud, was hired as director of

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April 10, 2020

Chile’s salmon industry association SalmonChile announced the creation of a solidarity fund of up to CLP 2 billion (USD 2.3 million, EUR 2.2 million) to directly benefit those communities being affected by COVID-19 in the regions of La Araucanía, Los Lagos, and Aysén, which is where the association’s members operate.

In addition to creating this solidarity fund to which industry members are contributing, SalmonChile

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April 9, 2020

Chilean aquaculture and fish farmer Camanchaca saw a reduction in its harvest as a result of implementation of measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to its employees ... 

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