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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March 26, 2021

Chlie’s Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) has brought salmon farmer Blumar up on four charges for breaches of environmental authorizations at the company’s Forsyth grow-out center

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March 25, 2021

The 2020 financial results of Chile’s leading protein producer, Agrosuper, were severely hampered by the performance of its aquaculture arm …

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March 24, 2021

Getting Mexico’s national seafood production certified as sustainable is the next significant step the country needs to take towards better environmental and commercial performance, according to participants in a panel focused on Mexico's seafood market during Seafood Expo North America Reconnect.

The panel, “Progress and Opportunities for an Emerging Sustainable Seafood Movement in Mexico,” took place 19 March and

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March 16, 2021

Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods has reported “abnormal fish mortality, caused by an oceanographic event of low oxygen concentration” at its Apiao farm, located in the community of Quinchao on the island of Chiloé ... 

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March 15, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based Camanchaca has reported an increase in mortality at two of its salmon-farming centers in the community of Chaiten, in the Los Lagos region ... 

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March 12, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines, the largest Latin American carrier, will continue to convert more of its planes into freighters, seeking to bolster its status as the top transporter of Chilean salmon.

When the COVID-19 crisis first hit Chile, salmon producers faced problems in shipping product as international borders began closing. In turn, LATAM was forced to drastically reduce operations due to plunging passenger numbers, and in May

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March 8, 2021

Nova Austral posted Q4 2020 net losses of USD 35.6 million (EUR 29.5 million), versus a profit of USD 800,000 (EUR 663,000) in the same quarter of 2019 as harvests fell 34 percent to 2,900 metric tons (MT).

The company said that the lower harvest was mainly due to stocking restrictions at sites available during 2019, and that during the last two weeks of December 2020, it experienced three mortality events at its hatchery, losing 4.8 million

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March 5, 2021

Aquafeed and animal health provider Skretting is building a new, USD 6.1 million (EUR 5.1 million) research and development facility in Ecuador ... 

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March 1, 2021

Santiago, Chile-based Salmones Camanchaca has reported a revenue hit due to lower demand and pricing for the company's salmon products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, Camanchaca's revenue dropped 52.7 percent to USD 65.8 million (EUR 54.5 million) while expenses remained relatively flat at USD 5.2 million (EUR 4.3 million), bringing earnings before interest, taxes, debt, and amortization (EBITDA) to a USD 8.7 million (EUR 7.2

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February 25, 2021

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) plans to increase its presence and activities in Mexico, rolling out a strategic plan for the creation of a community of producers and commercial partners, while also implementing a communications campaign on the importance of sustainable fishing and the benefits of getting certified.

To increase environmental stewardship in Mexico’s fishing industry, MSC will work with key industry players to drive its

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