Chile salmonid production up 8.5% in first third of year

(07/12/19)

Atlantic salmon production in Chile totalled 233,700 tonnes in the first third of 2019, a 5.1% increase on the same period last year, due largely to bigger harvests in the Aysén region.

The total salmonid harvest in Chile up to the end of April reached 301,600 tonnes, 8.5% higher than in the same period of 2018, according to the latest sector figures from the country’s Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Subpesca.

Atlantic salmon accounted for 77.5% of production, while coho salmon and rainbow trout account made up......................................................................


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