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Innovasea launches Chilean operation
By Jean Ko Din
Innovasea has set up permanent Chilean roots with a new office.
Located in Puerto Varas, Chile, the aquaculture technology company is bringing its range of tools and technologies to the country’s more than 300 active fish farms.
Juan Pablo Barrales is the office’s new managing director. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He also holds an aquaculture engineering degree from Universidad Andres Bello.
“Innovasea’s sophisticated solutions will greatly improve how fish farms operate in Chile,” said Barrales. “Not only will that boost productivity and profitability, but it will also help the industry lessen its environmental impacts and make it more sustainable.”
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ranks Chile as fourth in the world in marine-based finfish cultivation, producing 867,000 metric tons of farm-raised finfish in 2018. Chile is also second to Norway in farmed salmon production.