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.

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December 10, 2019

Chilean salmon farmer Invermar posted a net loss of USD 14.3 million (EUR 12.9 million) in the third quarter of the year, down from net profits of USD 16.1 million ...

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November 27, 2019

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farming firm Australis Seafoods saw higher harvests and revenues in the third quarter of 2019, but a spike in costs hit its bottom line ...

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November 26, 2019

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farming and fishing company Camanchaca harvested 16,116 metric tons (MT) of Atlantic salmon during the third quarter, rising 16.5 percent from the same period one year prior ... 

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Published on
November 25, 2019

The second season for anchovy fishing in Peru’s north-center region has just been launched and the capture limit of 2.7 million metric tons (MT) for indirect human consumption is seen as positive by industry players, but initial results may indicate that meeting that quota may prove to be a challenge.

“This is a sector that depends a lot on volume. There can be fluctuations in prices and costs, but volume will always be the most

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Published on
November 21, 2019

Cermaq has detected an ISA virus at one of its pens at the Ensenada Rys seawater site, located in southern Chile’s Magallanes Region (XII).

In a release, Cermaq said the virus was found during a routine sampling, but “there have been no signs of disease or elevated mortality.”

“There are 680,000 fish just above 1 kilogram average weight at the site at present. The company will harvest any specific pens that are positive

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Published on
November 15, 2019

A movement to designate 30 percent of the world’s oceans as marine protected areas (MPAs) is being criticized by a number of groups representing various segments of the global fishing industry.

The fishing sector agrees on the premise of creating MPAs, but seeking to protect 30 percent of all the world’s ocean is “arbitrary,” according to Javier Garat, secretary general of Spanish fishing confederation Cepesca, president

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Published on
November 14, 2019

The launch of the second season for anchovy fishing in Peru’s north-center region has been set for 16 November.

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has established a capture limit of 2.7 million metric tons (MT) for indirect human consumption during the upcoming season, El Comercio reported, citing official gazette El Peruano. The season is to be brought to a close once the limit has been reached, or whenever recommended by

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Published on
October 28, 2019

Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP) has partnered with government health organization EsSalud, to launch a campaign that seeks to combat childhood anemia in the country's fishing areas.

The drive is in line with the government’s goal to reduce childhood anemia from 43 percent to 19 percent by 2021. In comparison, in the US, anemia – the most common blood condition – affects about 5.6 percent of the population,

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Published on
October 28, 2019

Social unrest and violence in Chile that has taken place over the past week has begun to affect key parts of the economy, including salmon production and exports.

Protests originally began over increased fares in capital Santiago’s metro system. However, protests quickly ignited nationwide, ballooning over issues as wide as social inequality, Chile’s overall cost of living, low minimum salaries, disappointing retirement system

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Published on
October 22, 2019

Chile’s Sub-Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) has filed a formal complaint with the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) over what it calls Peru’s “unilateral” decision to increase horse mackerel capture limits

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