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
August 13, 2021

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has ordered a 13 August close to the year’s first anchovy season in the north-central region.

Peru divides its anchovy-fishing areas into two regions – south and north-central – with different capture limits and seasons set for each one. The north-central is Peru’s main fishing region, and for this season in April it established a quota of 2.51 million metric tons (MT). At the

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Published on
August 11, 2021

Argentina’s government is working with China as a strategic technology  partner to develop its domestic aquaculture sector.

Argentina's national director of aquaculture, Guillermo Abdala, estimated aquaculture could generate revenue of at least USD 1.8 billion (EUR 1.5 billion) annually for the South American nation.

“Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, with enormous potential to grow in the cultivation of

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Published on
August 4, 2021

Scientists from the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP) have developed a specific feeding protocol for the Pseudoplatystoma punctifer, or spotted tiger shovelnose catfish, with the goal of breeding the fish in captivity for commercial development …

Photo courtesy of JPR03/Shutterstock 

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August 3, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based fishing and salmon-farming firm Blumar has published its annual sustainability report, in which it outlines five corporate sustainability goals to be reached by 2027: a reduced carbon footprint, more sustainability certifications, lower use of antibiotics, adoption of circular waste management, and growing its energy efficiency.

One of the indicators highlighted in its report is the supply, since April, of non-conventional

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August 3, 2021

From Norway to North America to Chile, many of the world’s largest seafood companies are embracing the “digital data revolution.”

That term, coined by Molde, Norway-based traceability and business software developer Maritech, encompasses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI) analytics and flexible and connected software systems, and near real-time data communication enabling forecasting all

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Published on
July 29, 2021

Peruvian fishing firm Exalmar has refinanced its debt and posted its second quarter results for 2021, including an EBITDA jump of 231 percent year-over-year to USD 72.3 million (EUR 61 million)

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July 29, 2021

Südlich Capital, a private investment fund manager in Puerto Varas, Chile, in the country's south, is looking to make a splash in the aquaculture sector.

The group has begun raising up to USD 21 million (EUR 17.6 million) in capital for the Colonos I investment fund, with the goal of financing 10 high-potential aquaculture-focused start-ups.

Südlich partner Anton Felmer told SeafoodSource three primary motivations drove the

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Published on
July 26, 2021

Chile’s Supreme Court has rejected a cassation appeal filed by salmon farmer Trusal, upholding a ruling of the third environmental court that annulled authorization of a farming center in Seno Taraba, in the Kawésqar National Park in Magallanes region …

Photo by Alejandra Javiera

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Published on
July 26, 2021

Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP), which represents the country's commercial fishing industry, has recognized Pedro Castillo's victory in recent federal elections on 6 June.

Castillo, of the left-wing Free Peru party, won a five-year term as president that will last through 2026. He will be sworn in on 28 July.

“The National Fisheries Society salutes Mr. Pedro Castillo Terrones for his proclamation as president of Peru, and we

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Published on
July 22, 2021

Poseidon Ocean Systems, a Canadian developer of salmon farming infrastructure and life support systems, has hired Mauricio Cerda as the commercial manager of its Latin American operations ... 

Photo courtesy of Poseidon Ocean

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