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Chilean Salmon

  • Species Name: Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • Location/Region: Los Lagos, Chile and Aysen, Chile
  • Volume: 65,000 tonnes (t) produced
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Chilean Salmon

AIP Goal: ASC Certification
Last Updated: April 12, 2016

Chile is the second largest producer of salmon in the world and is a significant supplier to the U.S. market. To reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming salmon, WWF Chile is working with Exportadora Los Fiordos (Super Salmon) to transition the company’s entire production toward Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. Los Fiordos is consistently one of the top 5 Chilean producers in terms of salmon volume. The company creates their own feed, manages genetics, hatchery and smolt production, saltwater grow out stages and operate a processing plant.

Since the project began in 2015, Exportadora Los Fiordos has 11 ASC certified sites and 4 under official assessment out of their 32 active sites. WWF and Los Fiordos are now working together to transition the remaining active sites to ASC and to collaborate on actions that can increase sustainability across the industry.

  • © Meridith Kohut | WWF-US

  • © Meridith Kohut | WWF-US

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