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Responsibility

New technologies taking on harmful algal blooms

Emerging technologies could make it easier for fish farmers to detect and defeat harmful algal blooms, but expertise will yield best results. 

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Chilean salmon farmers see brighter days ahead

Chile’s farmed salmon industry has had a rough decade. A lot is riding on its ability to work through the turbulence, including 70,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in annual sales. Is reducing production the answer? 

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Surmounting the consumer disconnect on farmed seafood

In his first piece for the Advocate, industry veteran Phil Walsh, VP of Growth for Alfa Gamma Seafood Group in Miami, wonders why consumers are so comfortable with farm-raised land animals, but not farm-raised fish. 

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Health & Welfare

Cobia culture in recirculating systems

A unique pilot project supported by northern Chile’s biggest power-generating company and the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture is raising cobia in a recirculating aquaculture system in the desert. 

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Health & Welfare

Sea lice control: Perspectives from Chile

Sea lice are a significant threat to the Chilean salmon-farming industry. Chilean salmon farmers also understand that prevention and good management practices based on biosecurity measures are the best tools to minimize outbreaks of disease. 

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An overview of mussel culture in Chile

While Chile’s mussel industry has entered a growth phase, challenges remain, especially in the seed production and grow-out components. This contrasts with the well-developed nature of the country’s processing plants and marketing outlets. 

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Health & Welfare

Chile’s salmon industry addresses health crises

Environmental and fish health problems have affected Chile’s salmon farmers since 2004. As production ramped up, 2006 saw an increase in sea lice that reduced output. In 2007, infectious salmon anemia spread across the farming region and quickly cut production. 

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Overview of trout farming in Chile

With favorable resources, local sources of eggs, availability of fishmeal and qualified labor, Chile has become the world’s top producer of rainbow trout. 

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Octopus culture under study in Chile

In studies of octopus culture, northern octopuses exhibited fast growth in experimental culture and southern juveniles tolerated culture conditions well.