History and Milestones

History and Milestones

A pioneering company

Oscar Gárate and Hans den Bieman, the managing partners, both have extensive experience in the salmon farming industry and are fully committed to the sustainable development of the industry.

The company started the operation of its first fish farm in 2008 in the midst of the biggest crisis of the salmon industry in Chile, caused by ISA. A second farm was built in 2010. The total surface area of both farms is over 22,000 square meters. Each farm produces smolts for a specific client according to the standards and procedures developed by Sealand and agreed and supervised by the client. Complete transparency, trust and commitment form the foundations of our relationships with our clients. Total investment in Sealand Aquaculture to date exceed $50 million (USD).


Sealand Aquaculture S.A. is formed.


Construction of the first farm in the community of Calbuco, sector of Chayahue, with a capacity of 3,500 m3


Construction of the second farm in the community of Calbuco, sector of Chayahue, with a capacity of 3 5,100 m3


Qualification of Epidemiological Unit (Resolution 1557, Sernapesca).


Global Gap certification.


Sea transport of smolts through direct loading in well-boats.


Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.


Milestone of 100 million smolts is reached.


Several expansions mean Sealand increases capacity to 16,800 m3.


Production of ‘post’-smolt, increasing the smolt weight up to 400 grams.


In collaboration with Natpro the organic waste of Sealand is transformed by insects into high quality protein and fat.


Reverse Osmosis is added to the Water Treatment System.