Mussel production. (Photo: AmiChile)
Mussel technological institute created in Chiloé
Friday, January 06, 2012, 22:40 (GMT + 9)
The Association of Mussel Farmers in Chile (AmiChile) has just created the Mussel Farming Technological Institute (Intemit) in Castro, Chiloé, in order to perform various operations related to the research and development of national mussel production.
According to Yohana Gonzalez, the association’s manager, the Intemit will develop all kind of research projects in order to meet the needs of the mussel farming industry, which will promote progress and technology.
In a first stage, the new institute will participate as co-executor in projects through the implementation of strategic alliances related to research, and supporting and advising on issues related to the industry, Gonzalez said.
Later, the idea is to fully develop major projects and define the association’s shape "as a centre for applied research and development", which will directly benefit the competitiveness of AmiChile partners.
"We want Intemit to be seen as a responsible, serious, credible body that has the mussel farmering industry support, and the authorities related to their work, focused on the development of useful research for mapping and new initiatives management," said Gonzalez, according to Aqua.
The Institute will be responsible for implementing training activities and providing advice, consultancy, courses, lectures, seminars and meetings related to mussel farming.
In September 2011, representatives of the Trade Committee and the Board of AmiChile presented a generic brand (Seafood Chile), and the sector brand (Patagonia Mussel), which Chilean mussel will have in the Russian market.
AmiChile and Production Development Corporation (CORFO) intend to launch a promotional campaign of this mollusc in Russia, with the aim of highlighting their features and nutritional benefits, and increase exports.
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By Analia Murias