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Who we are

Since 1986 The Salmon Industry Association A. G. – SalmonChile – has brought together the main producers of Atlantic salmon, Coho salmon and trout, as well as their suppliers, with the aim of working together to meet the health, environmental, regulatory, social and economic challenges faced by the industry, both nationally and internationally.

Economic, social and environmental sustainability is the main challenge facing the industry today and it drives the way our members operate on a daily basis. Our members represent:

  • 95% of total domestic production.
  • The second largest Chilean export sector, after copper.
  • The second largest salmon producer in the world, after Norway.

Chile exports to more than 70 markets worldwide, observing stringent international quality standards with regards to occupational health and safety, food safety and environmental protection. We supply a global market with a truly sustainable, healthy, nutritious food that promotes health and wellbeing.

Our members operate in the La Araucanía, Los Lagos, Aysén and Magallanes regions and employ more than 70,000 people (directly and indirectly), 30% of them women and 40% young people.

As our people are an important asset in our industry, the association has resources dedicated to meeting their needs and dealing with challenges in training and employability.

In order to boost skills training, we have successfully set up the Council for Aquaculture Skills in the Salmon Industry, the Salmon Network, and Occupational Skills Certification.

Within the area of science and technology, a coordinating body, The Salmon Technology Institute (Intesal), supplies technical and scientific information and helps members make decisions on issues such as production, health, the environment and safety.