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
December 23, 2019

Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP) is working to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the country’s anchovy fisheries by 2021.

“This certification will bolster the sustainable management of resources, in a global context where consumers are increasingly demanding,” SNP President Cayetana Aljovín announced in a press release regarding the initiaitive.

Along the same lines, the organization

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Published on
December 19, 2019

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP) have signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement to generate scientific information that will allow the fishing sector to be better prepared to face climate change.

The two institutions will look to develop and implement observation, prediction, and early warning systems related to climate change via the collection and systematization of information in

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Published on
December 18, 2019

Social protests and violence that erupted in Chile mid-October, including mobilizations at the salmon-farming area of Quellón and at ports used to move harvested salmon, cost around CLP 500 million (USD 656,485, EUR 589,076) in delays, according to Francisco Muñoz, the economy minister for southern Chile’s Los Lagos region.

The protests caused a 7 percent delay in volume with respect to the contracts that needed to be filled,

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Published on
December 16, 2019

Norwegian fish health group STIM has named Eduardo Hofmann as the new general manager of STIM Chile, replacing Claudio Retamal – who led the company’s Chile operations since they began in 2001 …

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Published on
December 11, 2019

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods saw operating income jump ...

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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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