Aquaculture Articles on South America

The BioMar Group and one of the world leaders in tilapia production, Aquacorporacion Internacional SA (ACI), are to launch a joint venture factory for the production of tilapia feed in Costa Rica.

In the last five year Peruvian fishmeal prices have gone up from $800/mt to $1,500/mt, then down to $1,000, and up again to $1,900/MT. With such volatility of the Peruvian fishmeal price, what can the market expect in the future?

Fish farmers in the northern region of Brazil will enjoy discounts in energy prices up to 80 and 90 per cent, a measure which has already been implemented in the agricultural sector.

Fisheries landings at Argentine ports totalled 594,950 tonnes in the first 10 months of 2010, which is 3.1% higher than in the same period of 2009, when landings reached 576,624 tonnes. The increase was due largely to improved catches of squid (Illex argentinus).

Researchers at the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) and the Centre for Research in Nutrition, Food Technology and Sustainability (CIEN Austral), have received financial support from Fondef to study the cultivation of Southern red octopus (Enteroctopus megalocyathus).