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Chile is one of the 8 main fish-products exporting countries.

Contributions by subsector landing in Chile: 47% industrial, craft 36%, aquaculture 17%.

Chilean landings by main groups of species: fish 83.7%, algae 7.8%, molluscs 7.8%, crustaceans 0.3%, Other 0.4%.

Abalone: production of 350 tons. per year with an income of $ 7,000 MUS. Market projections indicate that it would reach the MUS $ 25,000 in the coming years.

Diets for molluscs are critical to the sustainability of the industry.


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