Patagonia Seafarms said it expects a new coho value-added products plant in Calbuco, Chile, serving its export business to the United States to open in August.

The development was revealed to IntraFish by Edgard Beyer CEO of Patagonia Seafarms, a commercial joint venture between Chilean Marine Farm and Salmones Yadran, although he did not disclose the scope of the investment or the plant's capacity.

Patagonia Seafarms will start operations in August as the next harvesting season begins, handling fillets and portions.