Group still facing headwinds over fallout from misreporting scandal, however.
Troubled Chilean salmon producer Nova Austral is raising production guidance for 2020 to a range of 18,000-20,000 metric tons, a company spokesperson told IntraFish.
The figure is higher than the previous guidance for harvest volumes of 15,000- 20,000 metric tons, a figure issued in early September.
The development comes as Chile’s Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) authorizes the company to release just under 970,000 salmon into cages.
Nova Austral significantly lowered its production guidance for 2020 due to its ongoing legal disputes in the Beagle Channel, high mortality levels in 2018 and the first half of 2019, and delays in stocking because of longer fallowing requirements.
Fallout from misreporting scandal continues to plague Nova Austral
The company, which operates in Magallanes, recently drew unwanted attention to the region. It is undergoing several parallel investigations for misreporting mortalities and altering the seabed at its farms.
Nova Austral is expected to harvest around 25,000 metric tons of salmon this year.
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