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The company’s first organic production cycle is the result of a process of excellence that takes care of the land, water and genetic resources of flora and fauna.

Cooke Chile’s path towards environmentally, economically and socially responsible salmon farming involved a series of more sustainable practices, which pay special attention to the care of the land, water and genetic resources of flora and fauna, in addition to duly comply with the certification guidelines imposed by the European Union (EU).

The above implied that the company had to adopt changes in the entire production chain, in aspects such as fish feeding, the density of the farming centers and the adoption of measures for animal welfare, in addition to the training of teams. and the use of modern technologies in production processes. The above made it possible to achieve the European certification of a high quality product.

Concrete changes

Organic salmon cannot be produced in spaces previously used in traditional farming, but must be grown in centers that have been previously conditioned and certified. Therefore, before starting production, the company had to empty, clean and disinfect its facilities. The fish farms had to go through a period of 6 months of sanitation and productive rest, while the open sea structures had to go through a period of 3 months.

Fish feed was not available in Chile according to the organic standard. For this reason, the company had to import from Scotland all the tons of certified food necessary to carry out organic production.

The farming process was also carried out under demanding standards, which are mainly associated with maintaining the salmon at low densities, minimizing the level of stress, with a high level of animal welfare and with the exhaustive use of state-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure. .

Likewise, Cooke Chile’s multidisciplinary teams had to acquire new knowledge, necessary to carry out the implementation of the organic standard in an optimal manner, through a training process that included 460 hours of work.

This achievement is another clear demonstration of Cooke Chile’s commitment to the most demanding practices in farmed salmon production in the world, in line with its global mission, in order to ensure the present and future sustainability of the industry.


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