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
April 27, 2021

AquaChile, Chile’s largest salmon farmer, has published its 2020 Integrated Report, which combines its sustainability and annual reports.

With the report's release, AquaChile has become the first company in Chile - along with parent company Agrosuper - to employ indicators from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the meat, poultry, and dairy industry.

In the 246-page report, AquaChile,

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Published on
April 26, 2021

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has established a quota of 2.51 million metric tons (MT) for the upcoming anchovy fishing season in the country’s north-central zone.

The country divides its anchovy fishing areas into two regions – south and north-central – with different capture limits and seasons set for each one. The north-central is Peru’s main fishing region. The total biomass of the north-central

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Published on
April 21, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 saw an uptick in salmon export volume from Chile, but the increased exports coincided with lower prices …

Photo courtesy of the Chilean Salmon

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April 19, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Camanchaca, which has been impacted by algae blooms and the resulting mass mortality at its farming centers in the southern part of the country’s Los Lagos region, said that it now estimates the events will create a direct financial loss of USD 7.5 million (EUR 6.2 million) …

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April 16, 2021

Greenpeace has said that it will file a criminal complaint with Chile’s Public Ministry after reviewing what the environmental NGO called “shocking images of dead salmon” in the Los Lagos region’s Comau Fjord.

Over the last month, harmful algae blooms in southern Chile’s Los Lagos and Aysén regions have wreaked havoc on the area’s salmon farms. According to a 14 April release from Chile’s National

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Published on
April 12, 2021

Harmful algae blooms in southern Chile’s Los Lagos and Aysén regions have caused 5,282 metric tons (MT) of farmed salmon mortalities to date ... 

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April 8, 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based seafood jerky-maker Acari is looking using a raw material that many other peers have never considered ...  

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April 7, 2021

Nine salmon farms in southern Chile’s Aysén region have activated contingency plans due to mass mortality, mainly due to low oxygen levels and harmful algal blooms, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) reported ... 

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Published on
April 2, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Camanchaca has suffered another mortality incident stemming from an algae bloom at its operations in the Los Lagos region – the second such incident in less than a month

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Published on
April 1, 2021

A leaked document originating from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis – part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – has recommended the creation of a multilateral coalition with South American nations led by the U.S. to challenge China's illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and trade practices.

The document was obtained by news service Axios and revealed in an article published 23 March.

Illegal fishing

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