Friosur presented the Río Pescado Hatchery Project to the SEIA (Environmental Impact System Evaluation) this november.
The project consists in the installation and operation of an open flow hatchery, the construction of which will be aimed at salmon fry and smolt production, 10 and 120 grams respectively with a projected maximum total production of 985 tons/year.
The 2012 Chilean Salmon Cup has started with teams from the biggest salmon players in the industry. The cup is expected to boost moral and promote industry recuperation. The winners of the cup will get a trip to Ecuador to see the Chilean National Team in action. Cup ends in June of 2012.
New Farms in St. Mary’s Bay lay the groundwork for hundreds of new jobs.
Cooke Aquaculture, an Atlantic Canadian family company, welcomes the news that two new salmon farms have been approved for the St. Mary’s Bay near Digby, Nova Scotia.
These new farms lay the groundwork for the further development of the Company’s expansion plans ‐ for developing a science‐based, globally competitive, sustainable aquaculture sector in Southwestern Nova Scotia.
Some rivers in the area have turned into ashy sludge.
Chile’s National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) authorized the transfer of more than five million salmon from three farms in the south of the country. The decision was taken as a precautionary measure because of the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic range and possible pollution of rivers and lakes.
The salmon, belonging to the farms located in the lakes Puyehue and Ranco will be moved to safer areas.
Chile: The Chilean exports of salmon and trout totalized US$ 1,244 million in the first five months of this year, representing an increase of 50.1% compared to the same period of 2010, when the industry had returns for US$ 829 million.