Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. Chile’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) spans 2.1 million km², nearly three times the country’s continental land area, positioning Chile among the world’s greatest producers of marine protein.
In terms of wild fishing, Chilean regulations on the sustainability of economic activity in the ocean serve to ensure that fisheries operate responsibly. We only fish for species “under full exploitation”, meaning catches are sustainable over time. As a result, our industrial fishing of jack mackerel, our main target species, earned certification for good fishery management under Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards.
Camanchaca aims to position itself as a major player in the extractive fishing business. In response to new global trends, it has focused production on direct human consumption, offering products rich in Omega 3 oils. When that is not possible, it supplies raw materials for animal feed, which is the case for our fishing operations in Iquique, Tarapacá Region (I). However, the plant in the Bio Region (VII) uses raw materials from the sea to produce mainly food for human consumption.