Chilean salmon producer Blumar has voluntarily suspended processing for 24 hours as a precaution with Chile facing a one-day general strike.

"In our case, we preferred to hold our processes in plants for 24 hours, in order to guarantee the safety and security of our workers," Blumar Commercial Director Daniel Montoya told IntraFish.

Plant workers were being hindered from getting to and from their workplaces by a lack of public transport, a situation that was likely to deteriorate as the day wears on, one industry source told IntraFish.