Chilean authorities say licence was exceeded by 3,800 tonnes.
BiobioChile reports that Chile’s environmental regulator Superintendency of Environment (SMA) is charging Mowi Chile for alleged overproduction at its Quitralco 7 grow-out site in Aysén.
This case dates back to 2018 following a complaint and an audit. The SMA said that total production between the 27th May 2016 and 13th December 2017 was 8,624 tonnes, 3,800 tonnes above the authorised amount. Authorities added that “any over-approved production requires re-environmental assessment”.
Mowi could receive a fine, see the site lose its environmental rating resolution, or have it potentially closed down.
Mowi Chile spokesperson Constanza Aguirrebeña told SalmonBusiness that at this time no fine has been established.
“The claim is from back in 2017 and now our legal team is studying the matter, we still need to present our arguments, but we see issues on the data where they are calculating the alleged overproduction,” she added.