Fishing in Chile

Fishing in Chile

Fishing in Chile is a major industry with a total catch of 4,442,877 tons of fishes in 2006. [ [http://www.sernapesca.cl/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=54&func=fileinfo&id=2194 Chilean National Fisheries Service] ] The Humboldt Current in the Chilean Sea is considered the most productive marine ecosystem in the world as well as the largest upwelling system. Artisan fishing is practised all over Chile's 6,435 km long coastline and combines industrial techniques with pre-hispanic traditions. Recreational fishing tourism in southern Chile's rivers has recently gained worldwide fame attracting actors such as Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas and Kevin Costner. [ [http://www.buscacine.com/cinealdia/archivos/000160.html Hollywood looks to take refuge in southern Chile] ]

ee also

*Agriculture in Chile
*Concholepas concholepas
*Humboldt current
*Upwelling

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