Government Oversight

The Chilean government enforces strict standards to ensure the sustainability and health of the salmon the country grows. Salmon farm density and throughput are regulated. The maximum is 17 kg/m3, 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 SubPesca of Chilean Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture has the ability to prohibit farming in areas where the environmental conditions are not optimal.