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
March 9, 2022

Chilean salmon farmers are increasingly cutting off shipments to Russia, as the country’s invasion of Ukraine causes increased uncertainty over shipments and payment methods – and while some companies are looking to make a statement against war …

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Published on
March 3, 2022

As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and resulting international sanctions, the world’s energy and food markets are in turmoil. Despite the uncertainty, Chile’s salmon farmers are well-positioned to weather the storm, according to Chilean Salmon Council Executive Director Joanna Davidovich.

According to Davidovich, whose organization represents AquaChile, Australis,

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Published on
March 1, 2022

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Salmones Camanchaca saw net income after tax of USD 9.7 million (EUR 8.7 million) in Q4 2021, reversing from a net loss of USD 7.5 million (EUR 6.7 million) in the same quarter of 2020, which the company mainly attributed to higher market prices and higher Atlantic salmon sales volume.

The company harvested 15,002 metric tons (MT) whole fish equivalent (WFE) of Atlantic salmon at an average weight of 4.5

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Published on
February 25, 2022

Chilean shipments of salmon and trout totaled USD 5.18 billion (EUR 4.56 billion) in 2021 thanks to steady increases in demand throughout the year

Las year, Chile saw a progressive recovery in salmon exports, resulting in an 18.2 percent year-over-year value increase from 2020. The recovery came despite a 2.6 percent year-over-year decrease in export value Q1 2021, helped by increases of 11.6 percent and 33.4 percent in Q2 and Q3, respectively.

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Published on
February 23, 2022

Cermaq Chile has named aquaculture industry veteran Álvaro Poblete as its new production manager …

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Published on
February 23, 2022

Mowi, the world's largest salmon farmer, expects to expand 2022 production in just one country, Chile, of the six countries in which it operates …

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Published on
February 21, 2022

Chilean trade body SalmonChile has partnered with local salmon farmer Multi X to launch a social media contest to increase salmon consumption in the domestic market.

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Published on
February 21, 2022

Aarhus, Denmark-headquartered aquafeed supplier BioMar has recognized the operations of salmon farmers Blumar, Cermaq, Australis Seafoods, Multi X, and Cooke Aquaculture for having the best conversion factors with BioMar feed.

“If we look at the figures of the last five years, in relation to the 10 farms that have produced the best conversion factors with BioMar feed, the result is absolutely positive and in line with our promise of value.

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Published on
February 16, 2022

The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) is running the risk of being considered non-cooperative in the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing due to its “lack of strong, consistent binding measures for its members” for the squid fishery, according to a Latin American industry group.

The industry group, the Committee for the Sustainable Management of the Southern Pacific Jumbo

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Published on
February 9, 2022

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based BluGlacier – one of Chile's largest salmon importers to the U.S., founded in 2016 as a joint venture between Chilean salmon farmers Blumar and Ventisqueros – sees its recent hiring of premium brands sales director Chris Sandagato as another step in bringing seafood to customers in the North American market …

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