Four firms join forces to form Chilean Salmon Council
Four Chilean companies – AquaChile and Salmones Aysén, as well as the local units of Cermaq and Mowi – have come together to form the Chilean Salmon Council, which looks to “contribute new perspectives to the salmon farming of our country,” the companies announced in a press release.
“We form part of an industry that started working very timidly but that has developed, grown and professionalized over the years, along a road that has [included] learning, mistakes, challenges,” the companies said in the release. “With a long-term vision, the participating companies commit to being a benchmark for innovation, absolute adherence to current regulations, respect for employees and the communities where they are inserted, and the disposition to implement the best production practices available to position the industry as the world leader in salmon production.”
The newly formed organization will look to drive collaboration, sustainability, environmental protection, and the promotion of a responsible and competitive industry. In this first stage, the specific actions of the Chilean Salmon Council are aimed at improving the sustainability of the industry in all areas, promoting free competition and helping Chile become a world leader in this area. Goals are added in the future, such as laying the foundations for a long-term aquaculture policy that allows for transparent, sustainable, sustainable development and respect for the natural and environment and for local communities in which they operate.
The Chilean Salmon Council’s board is comprised of José Guzmán, representing AquaChile; Cermaq's Steven Rafferty; Fernando Villarroel from Mowi; and Pablo Baraona from Salmones Aysén. A planned fifth member has yet to be named.
In the coming weeks, new actions of the Chilean Salmon Council will be announced, such as the formal registration of the union and the hiring of a general manager.
Photo courtesy of Chilean Salmon Marketing Council