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Chile Launches Salmon Working Group

CHILE - Earlier this week, the Salmon Working Group met for the first time to provide support for the aquaculture sector, looking at the challenges it faces and ways to provide solutions.

The meeting was chaired by the head of the Department of Fisheries, Pablo Galilea.

The Salmon Working Group was established to identify and address the various difficulties and problems facing salmon farms, as well as to ensure the development of a sustainable salmon industry.

The working group has identified five areas that are to be addressed: policies, production, land use, science and research and development. Representatives from the Department of Fisheries, the National Fish Service and other areas of the industry will meet every two months to discuss progress.

Mr Galillea said that initially the meetings will be private, but once established more, relevant parties such as service providers, fishermen, NGOs etc will be invited to participate.

"Through this group, we hope to accompany the industry in this path of development with public/ private collaboration, so that the benefits of our sustainable fisheries can be passed on to the community."

the Fish Site Editor

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