Aquaculture for all

Chile`s first fish farming park to be built in Tongoy

CHILE - The University of Los Lagos (ULA) is planning to build the first Fish Farming Park in Chile on a 5.5-hectare terrain, in the Tongoy Bay of Coquimbo Region IV, investing more than CLP 450 million (USD 826.400).

The project will foment development through establishing aquaculture ventures in Coquimbo waters, according to director J.C. Uribe.

By way of the Smolt Project, the ULA Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources won the tender called ‘Great Territories, New Opportunities-Puerto Aldea Fish Farming Project.`

"This project is aimed at exploiting the waters of the Tongoy Bay, to foment a development park having a group of fish farming companies established.

The ULA is important for this project for its innovative diversification proposal towardsproduction of various species, through a targeted, rational, transparent, and efficient management of the fiscal patrimony of the area," a ULA press release indicates.

The iniciative will be carried out in five different stages, including the productive and infrastructure processes, securing corresponding permits, with two years of processing and three more years for the execution of the investment.

Source: MercoPress

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