Salmones Blumar charged with sanitary-environmental breaches
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 23:30 (GMT + 9)
The Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) decided to press charges against Salmones Blumar SA due to a number of environmental breaches in several of its salmon fattening centres (CES).
The affected centres are Sureste Forsyth, Vicuña 4 and Vicuña 1, all located in the Aysen Region.
Under the work programme of the National Monitoring Network (RENFA), led by the SMA and in collaboration with the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA), the existence of multiple breaches have been confirmed, among which the SMA mentioned the following ones:
Residues and elements from the aquaculture activity that are disused on the waterfront adjacent to one of the CES;
Existence of a large number of stockpiled nets and tensioning clamps on the seabed adjacent to the space under concession of one of the CES;
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