SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Digital Journal] By Igor I. Solar
Puerto Montt – Chile’s salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.
The Salmon Industry Association A. G. (SalmonChile) estimates that in the volcano danger zone there are 25 million fish (fry and smolts) out of 300 million, about 8.3 percent of the total production of Atlantic salmon and Coho Salmon currently in freshwater facilities.
In the area near the slopes of the volcano there are 11 salmon hatcheries. Four of them have suffered serious damage with significant loss of fish.
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