The Chilean salmon industry is urging lawmakers to go all out to enable the South American nation to sign up to the TPP 11 trade agreement.

Joanna Davidovich, executive director of the Chile Salmon Council, a trade group whose members -- AquaChile, Mowi, Cermaq and Salmones Aysen -- account for around half of Chile's national salmon production, outlined the case for her country's participation in a letter to Chilean financial newspaper Diario Financiero.

The industry is keen to get access to a market of around 500 million consumers alongside Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.