Sustainability

A Commitment to People, Place and Product

The Chilean salmon farming community who work and live in the Chilean Patagonia are deeply committed to sustainability.

As stewards of one of the most pristine regions in the world, producing high-quality, healthy and nutritious salmon in a sustainable way is a top priority for us.

Keeping the ecosystem of the Chilean Patagonia healthy today and sustainable for future generations is of paramount importance because it means we can continue to raise healthy, nutritious fish and we can continue to raise our families in what we consider the most beautiful place on Earth.

We Need a Lot of Fish to Feed the World

Between 1961 and 2016, global consumption of seafood was double that of population growth each year.1

Americans Should Eat More Fish

The United States eats the least amount of seafood per capita compared with Japan, China and the EU.2 Although annual U.S. per capita consumption increased from 14.9 pounds in 2016 to 16 pounds in 20174, consumption is still well under the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.5

Farmed Chilean Salmon Is One of the Most Efficient Animal Proteins

The Importance of Aquaculture

Farmed Salmon Is The Sustainable Choice

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Government Oversight

The Chilean government enforces strict standards to ensure the sustainability and health of the salmon grown in the country. Salmon farm density and throughput are regulated. The maximum is 17 kilograms per cubic meter, and this is regulated through yearly inspections by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service to ensure compliance.

Additionally, farms are rotated to provide fallow periods of nine months on average to allow the sediment at the bottom of the seabed to naturally recover. The Chilean Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture has the ability to prohibit farming in areas where the environmental conditions are not optimal.

1 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2018 Report on the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2019, from http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/I9540EN.pdf

2 Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2019, from http://www.fao.org/3/i3640e/i3640e.pdf

3 Guillen, J., Natale, F., Carvalho, N., Casey, J., Hofherr, J., Druon, J., . . . Martinsohn, J. (2019). Global seafood consumption footprint. Ambio, 48(2), 111-112. Retrieved July, 2019, from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-018-1060-9.

4 Fisheries of the United States, 2017 Report. (2018, December 12). Retrieved July, 2019, from https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/document/fisheries-united-states-2017-report

5 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines. (2015, December). Retrieved July, 2019, from https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

6 Bourne, J., Jr. (n.d.). How to Farm a Better Fish. National Geographic. Retrieved July, 2019, from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/aquaculture/

7 Sharpless, A., & Evans, S. (2013). The perfect protein the fish lovers guide to saving the oceans and feeding the world. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.

8 International Salmon Farmers Association 2018 Report. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2019, from https://sjomatnorge.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ISFA-Report-2018-FINAL-FOR-WEB.pdf

9 NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2019, from https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/aquaculture 10 Why It Matters – Global Aquaculture Alliance. (n.d.). Retrieved July, 2019, from https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/what-we-do/why-it-matters/