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Sustainable Salmon at the Expense of Production

CHILE - Chile's farmed salmon industry must improve its sanitary conditions if it is prepared to be a long-term industry, stated Adolfo Alvial, ex technical manager of Marine Harvest and ex general director of the Salmon Technological Institute (INTESAL).

According to FIS he was reported to have said that industry sanitary and production regulations will be improved for the sake of preventing and countering the spread of viral infectious salmon anemia (ISA).

The project establishes a coordinated industry on the basis of neighbourhoods and the implementation of compulsory sanitary rests at the farming centres, but also a fall in the production of all the species in that the farming centres will not be able to be used as intensely as before.

However, Mr Alvial concluded that Chile will not have the production levels of 2007 again. According to the official figures, in 2007 and 2008, Chile's industry exported salmon for more than USD 2.3 billion. This year, however, export levels are expected to fall to USD 1.8 billion.

the Fish Site Editor

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