AquaChile’s development goes back to the very beginning of the Chilean salmon industry. During the eighties, when the first commercial productions of farmed salmon took place in waters of the southern part of the world, Salmones Pacífico Sur – related to the Fischer family – harvested the first specimens of salmon to be exported to Japan. At the same time, the Puchi brothers, together with Pablo Aguilera, established their own salmon ovas and smolts production company, AquaChile.
Today the company is the product of different mergers and associations that have marked our character as an open company and willing to make alliances. In 2019 there was a new great integration between AquaChile, Los Fiordos, Salmones Magallanes and Friosur. With this merger, we became the national leader and the second largest producer of salmon in the world.
The AquaChile team is made up of more than 5,000 workers, who daily work with effort and commitment, which allows our food to reach the most demanding markets in the world.
We know and respect our seas and their abundant generosity, which allows us to bring the best of them to the world.
The freshness of the waters of southern Chile is ideal for the cultivation of Atlantic Salmon, a large fish with an elongated body and a characteristic silver color with black spots on its body. Its meat is very versatile for all types of cuts, besides being very healthy for its high content of proteins and Omega-3.
In Japan, the Coho salmon has become a very appealing food that has achieved great recognition, and that is consumed in various ways, especially salted and cooked in what is called "kirimi". Like the other salmonids, it has a high percentage of DHA which makes it highly valued for its positive levels of Omega-3.
Chile is the world's leading producer of Trucha, a species that needs cold, fresh waters. It is a tasty food, with a strong unmistakable orange color that stands out above other salmonids. Like salmon, it has a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins, which makes it a very nutritious meat.
Verlasso® is our ultra premium salmon. It is an Atlantic salmon produced in the south of Chile and sent fresh and frozen to the United States, where it is sold to distributors, restaurants and retail chains. The "Seafood Watch" program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in the United States has cataloged Verlasso® as "Good Alternative" www.verlasso.com
Tilapia is a low-calorie food that is rich in essential proteins, minerals and vitamins. AquaChile Tilapia is grown in freshwater in Costa Rica, with great care for its welfare, the environment and the health of those who will consume it.
20 Jan 2019 - Chilean agribusiness conglomerate Agrosuper announced on Sunday it has acquired 99.71% of Empresas AquaChile