Chile Exports First Rainbow Trout Eggs to the European Union

1 August 2012, at 1:00am

CHILE - Chile has begun to export rainbow trout eggs to the European Union from one of the farms included in disease control programmes of the National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca).

Exports consisted of 400,000 eggs, and "represents a milestone in the development of aquaculture in the region, which is gradually acquiring a greater role in the setting of national aquaculture" said the director of Sernapesca of the Bio Bio region, Carmen Godoy.

The authority said that there are other development projects in the areas of salmon and mussels, which come together to further enhance this important economic sector.

Since the installation of fish farming in the region of Biobio the National Marine Fisheries Service "has made permanent health inspections based on current regulations and its own programmes," said Sergio Flores, responsible for Animal Health Unit Sernapesca regional.

He stressed the site inspection and the documentary on the movement of live fish were done to meet the demands ready for export.