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
June 24, 2021

Ensenada, Mexico-based Pacifico Aquaculture, which calls itself the world’s first and only producer of ocean-raised striped bass, has hired veteran aquaculture executive Per-Roar Gjerde as CEO, the firm announced in a statement …

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Published on
June 23, 2021

Despite the challenges posed worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Chilean salmon farmers Multiexport Foods and Salmones Camanchaca reaffirmed a commitment to sustainability in the companies’ respective yearly sustainability reports.

Multiexport Foods highlighted the fact that in 2020 it was once again invited to form part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ranking as one of the companies with the best sustainability management

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Published on
June 21, 2021

Chilean salmon farmer Multiexport Foods’ land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) being built in the Pargua sector, Los Lagos region, is expected to produce more than four million postsmolts of up to 500 grams in its first stage

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Published on
June 21, 2021

ProChile has secured Chilean soccer star Alexis Sánchez as the face of its “Unboxing Chile” campaign, which seeks to promote attributes of the country’s salmon and other national products abroad.

The Chilean professional soccer player, known as "El Niño Maravilla" or “The Wonder Boy,” is a forward for the Italian soccer team Inter Milan and for Chile’s national team. He set a record in 2011 upon

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Published on
June 8, 2021

Argentinean fisheries exported over 5 percent more volume in the first quarter of 2020, but low prices caused the country’s export value to decline …

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Published on
June 2, 2021

Foreign fishing fleets, mostly Chinese, are “pillaging” the waters off the coast of Argentina and are disappearing from public tracking systems, likely hiding illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity, according to the latest publication from marine sustainability non-governmental organization Oceana.

The NGO analyzed data from 1 January, 2018, to 25 April, 2021, collected by Global Fishing Watch (GFW), an

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Published on
June 2, 2021

U.S.-based animal nutrition company Cargill has recognized the performance of two salmon grow-out centers in Chile, owned by Salmones Aysén and Cooke Aquaculture, for having achieved the best growth in Coho salmon …

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Published on
June 1, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based fishing and salmon-​farming firm Blumar has posted first-quarter profits of USD 3.6 million (EUR 2.9 million), versus a scant bottom line of USD 300,000 (EUR 245,000) in the same quarter of 2020 ... 

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June 1, 2021

Los Ángeles, Bio Bio, Chile-based Salmones Austral saw shipments surge 88.9 percent to 19,500 metric tons (MT) during the first quarter of 2021, but lower sales prices and higher costs dragged the company into the red ... 

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Published on
May 27, 2021

Last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for Ecuador’s USD 3.6 billion (EUR 3 billion) shrimp export market was bleak. Besides dealing with a severe health crisis at home, China – a market to which about three-quarters of Ecuador’s shrimp was being sent – began restricting imports from the South American country over fears that the novel coronavirus could be transmitted on frozen seafood packaging.

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