Chile’s Camanchaca expands its Puerto Montt salmon division
Santiago, Chile-based salmon farming and fishing company Camanchaca has filled two positions for its salmon division in Puerto Montt, according to a recent report from Mundo Acuicola.
Biologist Alfredo Tello is taking over the role of technical and sustainability manager for Camanchaca’s Puerto Montt branch, while psychologist Tomas Catalan will be the division’s new head of corporate affairs and territorial relations. Both hires relate to Camanchaca’s overarching goals of increasing its community outreach and sustainability prowess, Mundo Acuicola reported.
"Businesses only last in the long term if there is attention and responsible management of the environment and relations with the neighboring community. This new structure for Salmones Camanchaca will allow us to organize better to comply precisely with the demand, assigning talents with proven competencies," Ricardo Garcia, the company's general manager, told the news site.
"At Salmones Camanchaca we seek to develop the activity with the highest standards and build relationships of trust with the community and society in general. Therefore, after six years of implementation of the Camanchaca Amiga Program, we have decided to create the Technical and Sustainability Management, which allows us to continue advancing and deepening the joint work with our neighbors, the authorities, NGOs and other groups, and addition to continuous improvements in the production process to minimize the impact on the environment,” added Manuel Arriagada, general manager of Salmon Camanchaca.
Tello specializes in risk assessment and environmental impacts for aquaculture, and holds a degree in natural resources and as a biologist in natural resources management from the Catholic University of Temuco (UCT). He also has a Ph.D. in sustainable aquaculture from the Institute of Aquaculture of the University of Stirling (United Kingdom).
Catalán has experience in territorial relationships, work with communities, citizen participation, and conservation areas, Mundo Acuicola noted. He is a psychologist at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and has participated and overseen studies in decentralization and regional development as well as management of social programs and public policies. Previously, Catalán worked at the UC Public Policy Center and served as a consultant for the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation, Consensus Building Institute, CONAF.