Chilean police seize stolen salmon and make three arrests

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Chilean police are reporting success against a gang of armed robbers who held up a large truck carrying frozen salmon fillets last month. The haul was worth at least half a million pounds sterling and is the latest in a series of “Jesse James style” armed attacks on high value salmon trucks over the past…

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Chile seafood giant profits hit by salmon woes

The giant Chilean fishing and aquaculture group Camanchaca saw its profits fall last year, mainly due to a slump in its aquaculture business. The company has blamed higher costs and weak demand for salmon, particularly during the second quarter of 2023. The group earnings came out around 5% higher at almost US $762m (£607m) of…

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AKVA in solar deal to power up Chile salmon industry

AKVA group, the world’s largest supplier of services to the aquaculture industry, has entered into a partnership deal which could help transform the Chilean fish farming industry’s power setup. The deal is with Inseanergy which specialises in turnkey solutions for floating solar power systems. AKVA  said  it marks a significant step towards being able to electrify…

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Scotland’s marine software expertise on show in Chile

Software developed in Scotland to help predict the impact of fish farm waste on the marine environment will be showcased for international markets at the AquaSur trade show, in Chile next week. NewDEPOMOD is a particle-tracking modelling software, designed to predict dispersion of fish farm waste discharges in the marine environment. It was developed by…

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Medellín to host Latin America’s leading aquaculture event

Medellín, Colombia will be the headquarters of the Congress on Aquaculture in Latin America “Innovation and Sustainability for Global Aquaculture”. The combined event will include LACQUA 2024, THE VIII LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON NATIVE FISH CULTURE AND THE XI COLOMBIAN AQUACULTURE CONGRESS, from September 24 to 27, 2024 at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center. Medellín,…

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Fire destroys large processing plant in Chile

A large salmon processing plant in southern Chile has been severely damaged by fire. The site, near the city of Punta Arenas, employs several hundred people and belongs to Entrevientos, which is owned in turn by the aquaculture companies Blumar and Multiexport Foods, also known as Multi X. Large flames followed by a huge pall…

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Chile’s Nova Austral saved from liquidation

Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral has been saved from the immediate threat of liquidation. The long-running saga came to an end last night after the bondholders voted in support of a reorganisation agreement drawn up late last year. An announcement on the Oslo Stock Exchange said: “Following the Issuer’s presentation of the Reorganisation Agreement, Nordic…

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Mowi Scotland’s Q4 harvest unchanged at 10,500 tonnes

Mowi Scotland harvested 10,500 tonnes of salmon in the final quarter of 2023. The figure was unchanged from the equivalent quarter the year before but the operation produced a loss, a trading update from the company today shows. Globally, Mowi – the world’s largest salmon farmer – produced 129,000 tonnes during the period and a…

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Still no sign of end to Chilean salmon farmer agony

Shareholders in the troubled Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral are still waiting to hear what is going to happen to the company. After several postponements since the summer, a decision on its future was expected this week, but that has been delayed for at least a further  week – with still no guarantee the issue…

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