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Salmon Industry Will Face Hard Times

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CHILE - After meeting with the Governor of Aysen, the President of Friosur, Jose Luis del Rio gave a pessimistic review of the salmon industry.

Mr Rio told El diario de Aysen, that despite the recovery of the ISA virus outbreak in 2009, 2010 will be a challenging year for producers.

"Sowings this year are 10 to 15 per cent lower than what they should be, which will severley reduce production. If this issue is not immediately addressed the industry will face hard times over the next two years, with unemployment been a major concern," warned Mr Rio.

He urged the goverment and officials to address the problem, saying that the Governor of Aysen, Selim Carrasco showed good understanding of the problems the industry faces. "If we work together, we will be able to approach this issue practically and provide a solution for industry," said Mr Rio.