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Salmon Harvests Fall

CHILE - Chilean salmonids harvests totalised 354,200 tonnes as of November 2009 representing a downfall of 35.2 per cent compared with the same period of 2008 according to figures submitted by the Chilean Fisheries Under-Secretariat (Subpesca).

According to FishfarmingXpert, a comparison of results itemised by species shows a 50.6 per cent decrease in Atlantic salmon harvests to 168,927 tonnes; a 23.8 per cent drop in Rainbow trout harvests to 103,110 tonnes and an 18.6 per cent increase in Coho salmon harvests to 82,165 tonnes.

Local eggs production totalised 479.5 million units in the first eleven months of 2009 and 22.9 million only during November, separated in 7.7 million of Atlantic salmon eggs and 15.2 million of Rainbow trout eggs.

Meanwhile, imports of eggs totalised 122.7 million between January and November of 2009.

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