Over the past 20 years Chile has become an important seafood exporting country to worldwide markets.

According to projections by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an additional 30 million tons of aquaculture products will be needed for human consumption over the next decade.

Strong population growth is expected in the coming years, which makes responsible and organized aquaculture production a principal source of food and economic growth for Chile.


The United Nations has estimated that the population of the world will reach 9 billion by 2050.

The FAO has projected that an additional 37 million tons of seafood products will be needed by 2030.

Traditional fishing is considered to have reached its maximum production.

Responsibly managed aquaculture represents the only way to fill that gap.

Evolución de producción por especie

Información oficial de las cifras del sector acuícola salmonero, tanto en el ámbito productivo como sanitario. Fuente: Sernapesca

200720082009 20102011201220132014201520162017
Atlantic Salmon331.042388.847203.067122.744264.354398.316490.300644.459606.453505.420 582.350
Coho Salmon 105.47792.317133.308144.338159.585159.745148.100158.947133.10899.461134.235
Rainbow Trout162.406149.411149.741215.367224.569262.674153.800151.77394.60771.59374.518
Chinook Salmon1.91972596