Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Salmon populations in Chile recovering after ISA Outbreak

Three years ago the salmon populations were decimated with the spread of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Chile. Slowly Chile's salmon population is recovering, last year saw an increase of 44 percent in salmon production. In 2011 the salmon industry in Chile yielded 420,000 tons of fish so far.

However some industry insiders have noticed that with the rise in salmon production that prices have decreased on the international market. With all the new sanitary regulations now in place to prevent another outbreak, it is likely that it will have an effect on profits as these measures are not cheap to implement. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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