Chilean salmon industry reduces operations due to coronavirus pandemic
Topics: CHILE SALMON CORONAVIRUS
Local salmon production is concentrated in areas of the south of the country, especially in the waters around the Chiloé Archipelago, where the authorities decreed this week a sanitary cord to prevent the spread of the virus in the distant islands.
Salmon production centers are operating at low capacity "with fewer workers per shift and processing a much smaller quantity of salmon," SalmonChile president Arturo Clément told Diario Financiero.
"We are making enormous efforts to adopt extraordinary labor and health measures to prevent contagion," he added. ■