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Species

Atlantic salmon or Salar

This species starts its life cycle in a freshwater hatchery, before being transferred to the sea where the fish grow for a period of 15 to 20 months, before finally being harvested at a weight of 4.5 to 5kgs.

In Chile Atlantic salmon is farmed between the X and XII regions. Harvesting occurs all year round to be sold primarily to markets in the United States, Brazil and the European Union, as fresh or frozen fillets or as whole fish.

Pacific salmon or Coho

This species starts its life cycle in a freshwater hatchery, before being transferred to the sea where the fish grow to adult size for a period of 10 to 12 months, before finally being harvested at a weight of 2.5 to 3kgs.

In Chile it is farmed between the X and XII regions and is mainly sold to the Japanese market in the frozen HG format (headless).

Harvesting is seasonal, mostly between October and March.

Rainbow trout

This species can be produced entirely in freshwater or, as with salmon, it can start its life cycle in freshwater or in a hatchery, then be transferred to the sea to grow for a period of 10 to 12 months, before finally being harvested at 2.5 to 3kgs.

In Chile it is farmed between the X and XII regions and is mainly sold in Japan, Russia, the United States and Brazil in various forms: HG (headless), frozen whole, fresh and frozen fillets, portions and smoked.

Harvesting occurs all year round, with a peak between October and February.