AquaChile’s ultra-premium brand Verlasso announces first Magallanes harvest

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Salmon farmer moved from Patagonian Chile in 2019. 

In a press release, Verlasso, which belongs to the world’s second-largest salmon farmer AquaChile, writes that its ultra-premium brand is out of the water.

Nearly a year ago AquaChile announced that their newly acquired farms in Region XII would be dedicated to the production of their chef’s choice brand, Verlasso. And this month was the timing for the Verlasso first harvest in the Magallanes, in the extreme south of the Chilean Patagonia.

Previously, Verlasso was based in Region XI of Aysen, Patagonian Chile. It decided to move to the southernmost part of the country as it is “even more isolated and pristine allowing us to improve our already sustainable farming practices that much further”.

For now, the company’s processing capabilities in their southernmost plant is whole fish, flown out of the regional airport in Punta Arenas.

One of its first customers was Atlanta-based Inland Seafood, one of the largest seafood distributors in the southeast of the USA.

“Harvesting in Magallanes means Verlasso is raised in pristine conditions reaffirming AquaChile’s commitment not only to sustainability but to the economic future of the company and the communities we support,” said Vicente de la Cruz, Verlasso Salmon’s Global Commercial Manager.