The Chile Salmon Council trade body representing more than half of the salmon production in the South American nation is pushing back against claims made in a Greenpeace documentary criticizing the salmon industry's methods and impacts on the environment.

Although such claims are not new, they come at a time when the industry is under increasing scrutiny from President Gabriel Boric.

The Chile Salmon Council Members
  • AquaChile
  • Australis
  • Cermaq
  • Mowi Chile
  • Salmones Aysen
  • Australis Seafoods

Boric, who took power in March under a system that allows leaders only one consecutive term in office, has consistently criticized the salmon farming sector before and since he was elected, repeatedly calling it thoughtless in its regard for the environment.