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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Published on
May 28, 2024

The bacterial disease salmon rickettsial syndrome (SRS) has been a major impediment toward the Chilean salmon-farming industry's achievement of its pledge to reduce its antibiotic usage 50 percent by 2025.

Through the Yelcho Project, which was launched in March 2024 as part of a larger collaboration to push for a reduction in the industry’s use of antibiotics, the industry is seeking to apply lessons from Chile's highly successful

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May 27, 2024

CeDePesca, a Buenos Aires, Argentina-headquartered NGO that aims to help fisheries in Latin America work toward implementing more sustainable practices, has raised concerns over the sustainability of Argentina’s fisheries sector.

One of the main reasons CeDePesca has sounded the alarm is that the national government has recently implemented deep cuts to the country’s public sector.

Argentine President Javier Milei took office in

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May 21, 2024
Two salmon-farming companies operating in central Chile have become the latest to receive sanctions for alleged overproduction. Chile’s Superintendence of the Environment (SMA) has initiated a sanctioning procedure against salmon companies Comercial Agrícola y Forestal Nalcahue and Acuícola e Inversiones Nalcahue, both of which are co-owners of the Chesque Alto salmon farm located in the central region of Araucanía, for significantly… Read More
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May 17, 2024

Ecuador’s shrimp sector saw its exports drop 22 percent year over year in March, as gains made in many markets were insufficient to offset a 50 percent fall in sales to China, according to the latest figures from the country’s National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA).

In total, Ecuador exported 202.5 million pounds of shrimp in March 2024, bringing in USD 460 million (EUR 428 million) in value. In the same month a year prior, it exported

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