Chilean canned fishThis article was originally published in Foodnews
CHILE’s canned fish exports fell last year despite an overall rise in exports of fisheries and aquaculture products. These products constituted 5.8% of Chilean exports last year and rose 31% in value terms to USD4.7 billion, according to a report by the Undersecretariat of Fisheries (SUBPESCA). Particular growth was seen in fish oil and smoked produce, and leading items were Atlantic salmon and trout sold to the US and Japan. Despite these figures, Chilean canned fish exports fell 49% to 14 410 tonnes in 2011. The fall in exports has been remarkably steep – in 2001, canned fish exports peaked at 101 678 tonnes. Dwindling industries include canned salmon and canned mackerel.