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Environment

Our commitment as an industry is to provide the world with a product of excellence. We also work daily to ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability, an ongoing challenge within our industry.

We are aware that the crystal clear waters of Chilean Patagonia are our primary asset. To preserve them, Chilean salmon farming is underpinned by strict standards, regulations and environmental programs, developed by association member companies and the various authorities.

The whole production process is subject to various mitigatory measures, constant improvements to environmental practices, strict audits, and compliance with demanding national and international certified standards.

The industry is moving day by day from reactive to preventative environmental management, supported by ongoing scientific research and the integration of new technologies and innovative practices. It is committed to sharing its knowledge as widely as possible, in both the public and private domains, as well as nationally and internationally.

Some examples:

  • The use of new technological systems created for feeding and monitoring, and for the detection of uneaten food, as well as the use of underwater cameras for monitoring feeding behavior and the waste collection cones.
  • Improvements in the management of liquid and solid waste, and the optimization of treatment, recycling and recovery systems.
  • Implementation of Clean Production agreements.
  • Implementation of measures regarding healthy intervals, coordinated treatment and maximum densities.
  • Thematic analysis focused on concessions, productive infrastructure and new health conditions.
  • Investment in marine biodiversity studies, establishing limits for potential environmental effects and environmental indicators.
  • Human resources training and certification for the industry.

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