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End in Sight for Chilean Salmon Crisis

by 5m Editor
5 January 2010, at 12:00am

CHILE - The crisis that has hit the Chilean salmon farming industry over the last year is expected to bottom out during 2010.

However, analysts believe that it could be the worst year for the industry in terms or production and income.

According to a report from Fish Farming Expert, exports of farmed salmon fell to half their 2008 figures last year. In 2008, the industry exported 48,600 tonnes of salmon worth $2.475 billion.

The report says that with 20 per cent more salmon coming into farms this year, it could be the last year to see negative results for the industry.

Of the 58 areas that were proposed in 2008 to have special sanitary programmes to control the disease outbreaks in the industry, 39 have already been established and more are expected to come on line this year.

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