Cermaq Chile closes two processing plants, lowering production volume significantly

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“These types of decisions are difficult for everyone impacted”.

In a press release, Cermaq Chile writes that it is closing its Ancud and Dalcahue process plants located on Chiloe Island, southern Chile.

This is due to the various regulatory modifications in the salmon farming sector that have been implemented in Chile in recent years. Cermaq Chile has now lowered the production volume significantly in the X and XI Region region.

The Mitsibushi-owned salmon farmer said that it only used 60% of the 120,000 tonnes capacity available from its four processing plants last year. It does not expect the volumes to increase to higher levels in the coming years.

“These types of decisions are difficult for everyone impacted, but we are convinced that they are necessary to build a structure that allows the company to operate in a more efficient and sustainable way in the coming years,” it wrote.