Skretting Closes Chilean Production Facility


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 25, 2008

One of the world's largest fish-feed manufacturers is temporarily shutting down one of its three Chilean production facilities due to the infectious salmon anemia outbreak that has stifled the country's salmon-farming industry over the past year.

Skretting announced today that its Pargua production facility is being closed for maintenance and will reopen when the industry has recovered from the ISA outbreak.

The shutdown will affect about 50 employees in Chile. Skretting is a Norwegian-based company.

Despite the ISA outbreak, Chilean salmon and trout exports exceeded 279,000 metric tons through July, up 16 percent from the same seven-month period last year, according to the SalmonChile industry group.

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