Mussel production dropped, Northern scallops up
Monday, February 27, 2017, 07:10 (GMT + 9)
Chilean mollusc producers harvested a total of 282,900 tonnes last year, 2.6 per cent less than in 2015. This volume is equivalent to 29.1 per cent of Chilean aquaculture harvests accumulated over the past year.
The Chilean blue mussel (chorito) accounted for almost all of this production, contributing 276,900 tonnes in 2016, about 2.3 per cent below last year's production, the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) reported.
Hundred per cent of the mussel harvests came from Los Lagos Region.
In 2016, Northern scallop harvests in the north reached 3,300 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 16.2 per cent. Subpesca attributed this increase to the recovery of the producers from the adverse environmental and economic effects that occurred during 2015, which affected especially the Region of Coquimbo. The resource was harvested 99 per cent in the Region of Co... FULL STORY