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Lucas Palacios, Minister of Economy, stressed that “the sector currently presents opportunities such as productive diversification and value addition, and challenges that cannot be postponed, such as dealing with climate change”

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Monday 7 de February del 2022

AquaSur 2022, the most important aquaculture exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, returns to Puerto Montt next Wednesday, March 2, through Friday, March 4. 

From the organization, the executive director of AquaSur, Rodrigo Lobo already confirmed that to date “the fair has the participation of more than 230 national and international exhibitors from Norway, Spain, United States, Canada, Denmark, China, Japan, Korea, France and Portugal, among others”.  He added that “in the more than 15,000 m2 of exhibition space, we expect to have more than 1,000 brands, 35 participating countries and more than 15,000 professional visitors”. 

This year, for the first time, the exhibition will have an on-site and virtual format, making it possible for everyone to participate in the exhibition from any device and in any place. 

The new edition will also have space for networking, technical talks and an area for startups. Within the framework of the fair, Rodrigo Lobo highlighted that “the “AquaSur seafood tech Summit” will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 14:00 hours, in which DNB Bank will transfer technologies and experience to Chilean companies and entrepreneurs participating in the exhibition”.

Minister of Economy

In this context, the Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Lucas Palacios, described the AquaSur exhibition as excellent news: “The exhibition is even more relevant today, because it will undoubtedly be a contribution to economic reactivation at a time when the country needs it. This, because the exhibitors of the fair will benefit in this ecosystem where the national and international aquaculture industry meets and articulates”.

On the occasion, the Secretary of State said that “the sector currently presents opportunities such as productive diversification and value addition, and challenges that cannot be postponed, such as facing climate change. In this sense, we have promoted various initiatives that go in this direction. We have also stated that it is important for the aquaculture industry to strengthen its relationship with the surrounding communities. Dialogue and transparency are the keys to harmony between the sector and the communities”.


Within the framework of the fair, the AquaSur International Congress will be held on Wednesday, March 3, where the following topics will be analyzed and debated: Sustainability and innovation; Technology and human capital: the changes that are coming and; Well-being and health, a One Health perspective.     

The inauguration of the international congress will be attended by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an entity that supports and promotes associativity in the aquaculture industry.

The meeting will also highlight the fact that 2022 is the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture declared by FAO. 

Those wishing to attend the exhibition can register here

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