The Environmental Superintendent (SMA) of Chile has sent the first mass notification of the year to holders of 223 Salmon Farming Centers (CES). The CES notified are located in the southern part of the country: 89 in the Los Lagos Region, 97 in the Aysén Region, and 37 in the Magallanes Region.
It is one of the measures implemented by the CES Environmental Compliance and Inspection Strategy and the Environmental Intelligence Strategy. It was implemented in September of last year and aims to strengthen preventive measures and avoid overproduction in the sector.
The report has included the production estimate to date and its evaluation of the maximum limit authorized in the respective Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA).
This consists of an algorithm that estimates the production of centers with ongoing cycles and is subsequently reported to the holders through mass analysis reports.
The Superintendent of the Environment, Marie Claude Plumer, said: "The SMA seeks to promote environmental compliance in the industry. With these reports, holders will be alerted to their production levels according to what is allowed in their environmental permit, so they can adjust accordingly. As we have stated before, environmental compliance must be imperative for companies; it is part of the rules of the game."
Finally, the reports integrate data obtained from the Aquaculture Inspection Information System (SIFA) of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca). They include the identification of the Taxable Unit - holder identification, geographical location, and center code in the National Aquaculture Registry (RNA).