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
May 26, 2021

Aquafeed and animal health provider Skretting is preparing to introduce Xpand, its next-generation, high-performance grower diet for shrimp, in Latin America ... 

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Published on
May 26, 2021

Five of the eight Chilean salmon farmers that belong to the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) actually increased antibiotic use in 2020 when compared to levels from 2019, according to numbers available in the GSI annual sustainability report.

“As an industry, it is our priority to reduce the use of antibiotics,” the GSI report states. “As farmers we have a responsibility to ensure a sanitary environment, and protect the health and

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May 19, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines – the largest Latin American carrier – expects to have a cargo fleet of 21 aircraft by 2023 as it continues to convert more of its planes into freighters to bolster its status as the top transporter of goods from the region, including Chilean salmon …

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Published on
May 14, 2021

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Yadran is shooting to increase annual production to 40,000 metric tons (MT) and post earnings before interest, taxes, debt, and amortization (EBITDA) of USD 60 million (EUR 49.5 million) by 2023

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May 14, 2021

Severe algae blooms and the resulting mass mortality – coupled with lower market prices and reduced sales – took their toll on Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Camanchaca …

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Published on
May 7, 2021

Chile’s Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Subpesca, has opened a public consultation period regarding the results of a national aquaculture policy proposal for the next two decades ... 

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Published on
May 6, 2021

The London Fish Exchange (LFEX) has signed a commercial joint venture with Puerto Montt, Chile-based DataSalmon to launch trading of Chilean salmon aquaculture products on the LFEX platform ... 

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Published on
May 4, 2021

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Salmones Camanchaca's salmon-farming operations in Chiloé were being questioned by the Los Lagos regional council, as a result of a reporting error from the story's source, BioBio Chile. According to the company, the council is actually halting a planned augmentation to Empresas Camanchaca's mussel-farming operations.

Following significant algae blooms and

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Published on
May 3, 2021

Pontevedra, Spain-based Nueva Pescanova has announced plans to open a EUR 7 million (USD 8.4 million), 8,000-square-meter production center in Peru ... 

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Published on
April 29, 2021

Los Ángeles, Bio Bio, Chile-based salmon farmer Salmones Austral has decided to postpone its initial public offering (IPO) on the Santiago Stock Exchange due to adverse market conditions, principally brought on by the effects of COVID-19

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