The head of Chile’s Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), Alicia Gallardo, has outlined to the senate the government’s plans to relocate some salmon farming concessions, with technical projects approved in the Magallanes region in order to remove operations located inside the Alberto de Agostini National Park.
According to the presentation, made in the senate by Subpesca Head of the Aquaculture Division Eugenio… Read More
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has placed Santiago, Chile-based fishing- and salmon-farming firm Blumar Seafoods on its “yellow list” as a good alternative for farmed Atlantic salmon.
Blumar recently launched the “Laguna Blanca” antibiotic-free salmon brand that touts sustainability as its selling point, employing Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards to raise salmon without antibiotics… Read More
Argentina is monitoring a fleet of more than 300 Chinese jiggers, longliners, and trawlers as it sales from Pacific waters in Chile through the Straits of Magellan towards the Atlantic.
Argentina's navy is escorting each vessel and following their movements to guarantee that the fleet does not fish within the country’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Argentina estimates annual losses of ARS 2.6 billion (USD 25.5… Read More
Gabriel Boric, the 35-year-old leftist candidate for the presidency of Chile, was elected to lead the country for the next four years on Sunday, 19 December.
Boric, who has questioned the environmental sustainability of the country’s USD 4 billion (EUR 3.5 billion) salmon-farming industry, won 56 percent of the vote, defeating right-wing candidate José Antonio Kast by more than 10 points, according to the Associated Press.
Boric… Read More
A fleet of three vessels that has tried to evade scrutiny of its illegal activities has been blacklisted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the fleet’s insurance provider is considering dropping their coverage following an investigation by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
The fleet, which has operated in the Atlantic for years, first drew EJF’s attention when… Read More
The Chilean Salmon Council – formed by AquaChile, Australis, Salmones Aysén, Cermaq, and Mowi – has released its first-ever sustainable impact report.
The report reviews seven categories of the member companies’ social, economic, and environmental impacts in 2020. The release of the report just 18 months after the Salmon Council was formed “demonstrates the transparency of the trade association and its member… Read More
AquaChile has divested from its tilapia operations in Costa Rica to fully concentrate on salmon production, selling its subsidiary Grupo ACI to the Costa Rica-based seafood company Martec for an undisclosed amount …
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A court of law in southern Chile’s Puerto Aysén has levied a fine of CLP 344 million (USD 407,600, EUR 360,300) against a subsidiary of AquaChile – the country’s largest salmon farmer and second-largest worldwide – for reported infractions associated with the mismanagement of mortality in its salmon-production process …
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Guayaquil, Ecuador-based Bioconversión has opened a USD 2.5 million (EUR 2.2 million) plan producing insect meal – the first such insect meal production plant of its kind in Latin America.
Founded in 2019, the biowaste-to-protein processing firm will use black solder fly (hermetia illucens) larvae to produce 1,200 metric tons (MT) of animal feed and 5,000 MT of fertilizer a year.
The plant will annually use 14,500 MT of organic… Read More