Verlasso expansion in Magallanes
SALMON farmer AquaChile will produce its premium Verlasso brand in the Magallanes region, having acquired two companies in the area, at the southern tip of South America.
AquaChile bought Salmones Magallanes and Pesquera Eden last month for an estimated $255 million, with licences for 26 farms.
Victor Hugo Pucji, chairman of AquaChile, said the deal would allow AquaChile to farm bigger salmon at lower biological risks.
‘As Magallanes is a region with less salmon farming and more growth restriction, it will be possible to further develop the sustainable image of the salmon grown there,’ he said.
The use of antibiotics in Magallanes is much lower than in other farming regions in Chile because of the low concentration of fish and the colder temperatures.