Keep an eye on Chile, East Coast salmon farmers warned

by 5m Editor
18 April 2006, at 1:00am

CANADA - A New Brunswick salmon farmer is warning that Chile has become a force to be reckoned with in aquaculture and that Canada&#39;s East Coast industry needs to find new ways to compete. Nell Halse, of Cooke Aquaculture, was part of a delegation that recently travelled to South America, where she said they found an impressive operation that the Chilean government plans to expand. &quot;They have seen phenomenal improvements in some of their coastal communities, especially in the outlying areas,&quot; Halse said. &quot;The area that we saw, they think nothing of a fish farm that has a million fish. &quot;And for us here in New Brunswick, a farm of half-a-million fish is considered a large farm.&quot; <i>Source: CBC New Brunswick</i>

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