Latin America

  • Salmofood expands its feed production capacity

    May 15, 2019

    Salmofood expands the capacity of its plant in Castro, Chiloé, Chile, by adding a fourth line of production with an investment of $12 million.

  • Blockchain-based traceability for Ecuadorian shrimp

    May 9, 2019
    The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has joined the IBM Food Trust ecosystem, which will help provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork. The platform will use blockchain technology to deliver greater accountability and transparency to customers and consumers for every element of SSP’s premium Ecuadorian farmed shrimp production and journey to the consumer plate.
  • First Chilean salmon RAS farm supported by former Ewos executives

    May 2, 2019
    A new RAS project, Bordermar, will be located at the Biobío region and is expecting to produce 4,000 tons in the first years, increasing up to 24,000 by the third year of 5 kg salmon.
  • Peruvian project to develop soluble fish concentrate ingredients

    Peruvian project to develop soluble fish concentrate ingredients

    April 4, 2019

    The objective of the study is to evaluate the suitability and positive effects of the soluble fish concentrates on the production and immune response of poultry and shrimp.

  • Cargill plans new Latin American investments

    April 2, 2019

    Cargill intends to invest $1 billion in Latin America over the next five years, taking advantage of favorable political conditions in key countries of the region.

  • New facilities of Winfish-Zeigler in Mexico

    March 21, 2019
    The company Belenes has opened its second industrial plant in Jalisco, Mexico. The new facility will produce feed for marine species such as totoaba, striped sea bass and Seriola lalandi under the trade name Winfish.
  • FAMSUN and BiOALiMENTAR build a new multispecies balanced food factory

    FAMSUN and BiOALiMENTAR build a new multispecies balanced food factory

    March 14, 2019

    The Ecuadorian company, BiOALiMENTAR, has inaugurated its new factory for production of multispecies balanced food, which will operate in Tungurahua, Ecuador. The new factory was designed and built in collaboration with FAMSUN.

  • Hendrix Genetics and Nutreco partner to deliver sustainable shrimp solutions in Ecuador

    Hendrix Genetics and Nutreco partner to deliver sustainable shrimp solutions in Ecuador

    February 13, 2019
    Hendrix Genetics, in partnership with Nutreco and Ecuacultivos, will invest in Ecuador to establish a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery. The new joint venture will take over the existing Macrobio hatchery and will focus on providing local shrimp production with the most advanced genetics and breeding technologies, nutritional solutions from the world leader in aquaculture feed supply, Skretting, combined with the best farming practices.
  • Chile - BioMar farmer of the year 2019

    January 31, 2019

    BioMar recognized as “Farmer of the year” three Atlantic salmon grow-out farms in the three southern regions: Los Lagos, Aysen, and Magallanes.

  • Chile - Cargill launched water quality analysis tool for fish farms

    January 30, 2019

    The new EWOS service, called Water CHECKER, monitors and compiles 15 water quality parameters which can affect fish performance.

  • Nicovita successfully closes its first year of operations in Mexico

    Nicovita successfully closes its first year of operations in Mexico

    January 21, 2019

    During their first year in Mexico Nicovita, Vitapro brand name, achieved excellent productive results both in long cycle and short cycle, helping its clients to increase profitability of their production. The company opted for Mexico as part of its expansion plan.

  • BioMar plans to construct new production line for extruded shrimp feed at Ecuador factory

    December 7, 2018
    BioMar Group has announced it is ready to invest in additional capacity at its factory in Ecuador with the construction of a new line for extruded shrimp feed. The new extrusion line will add approximately 40,000 tons of capacity and is expected to enter operation in Q1 2020, just one year after the latest capacity expansion, which is due in Q1 2019. “For our customers the new line will mean increased flexibility and increased choice, as it will significantly expand our capacity for extruded and value added feed solutions.”
  • CHILE - Camanchaca plans to invest $23 million to increase fishmeal production

    October 18, 2018

    The fishing company Camanchaca will expand its facility in Coronel to increase its production of fishmeal and frozen products. The company plans to invest $23 million to achieve a more efficient operation and consolidate its operations. Processing capacity will be increased from 180 tons per day to 1,000 tons per day, with the implementation of a total of 9 production lines and 8 freezing tunnels.

  • Cargill opens new shrimp feed plant in Ecuador

    October 18, 2018
    Cargill has opened a new shrimp feed plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador. With this plant, Cargill will produce 165,000 tons of feed per year in Ecuador, which accounts for around 20 percent of the 800,000 tons of feed that the Ecuadorian market currently demands. Cargill’s investment of approximately $65 million creates 150 new jobs and enables the creation of 500 related positions. “The plant we are opening today offers the most leading-edge technology currently available for the production of shrimp feed.”
  • Pincoy project recognized for its environmental contribution at AquaSur 2018

    October 18, 2018

    The Pincoy Project has been recognized for its contribution to the environment at AquaSur 2018. The project was initiated by Skretting and six other partners in 2016 as a collaborative response to reduce the use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry. "The project delivers a collaborative and holistic approach to combat the use of antibiotics, through an initiative that defines high standards of animal welfare and operational excellence throughout the value chain, considering selective breeding, high quality hatchery diets, smolt selection, vaccines and the implementation of best-practice protocols and monitoring throughout the production cycle, as well as the use of functional diets."

  • BioMar opens new Aquaculture Technology Center in Ecuador

    October 16, 2018

    BioMar Group has increased its shrimp research capabilities with the opening of its Aquaculture Technology Center in Ecuador. The ATC is a state-of-the-art trial facility dedicated to researching the full lifecycle of shrimp. It houses multiple water recirculation systems to ensure full control of the parameters during trials, and is capable of evaluating more than 150 diets per year. “Our new research facilities will help us continue to evolve our shrimp feed range while allowing us to respond faster to market and customer needs. In BioMar, we have for many years been contributing to minimizing the environmental footprint of the industry, enhancing efficiency and strengthening the health of the fish. Now, we are ready to conduct local product test supporting our global research within raw materials, process technology, health and nutrition.”

  • BioMar announces plans to develop new sustainable product with shrimp farmers in Ecuador

    October 4, 2018

    BioMar has announced this week that they will be collaborating with shrimp farmers in Ecuador to bring a new sustainable innovative shrimp product to reality. "BioMar remains committed to sustainability and the work we started a decade ago. We can take the learnings from other species and apply them to create a truly sustainable shrimp choice for retailers and the end-consumers. We hope to initiate new projects with our customers, which can accelerate the development of high value shrimp products."


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