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AquaChile Invests to Promote Chile's Salmon Health

by 5m Editor
1 October 2009, at 1:00am

CHILE - AquaChile has announced that it will invest US$ 11 million in a land-based system to produce healthy salmon eggs and fish for the local market to reduce reliance on imported stocks.

AquaChile already started the procedures required by the public Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA) to develop a new project to farm inland the full life-cycle of Atlantic salmon in Pargua (close to Calbuco in the 10th Region) throughout their different stages from eggs, fry, smolts and adults to breeders, with an expected spawning of 50 million annual eggs free of diseases.

Fish Farming Xpert reports that, according to the SEIA report, the salmon eggs will be sold on the local market as a real and biosecure alternative to the importation of breeding material, also helping to preserve the national sanitary status.

The company explained in the report that the inland farm will work with a recycling water system "that controls both the production parameters and the environmental variables in each room separately" using "state-of-the-art technology to disinfect equally affluent and effluents".

Finally, AquaChile stated that with this project, the company aims to contribute to a better sanitary condition in the Chilean salmon industry by supplying eggs free of diseases the year around, using recycling water technologies to avoid sanitary risks from any external source.

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