Ventisqueros – sustainable aquaculture

With Ventisqueros, the Schörghuber Corporate Group seeks some answers to one of the most glaring questions of mankind. How can the population of the world be provided with sustainable, affordable food? One way to tackle this problem could be sustainable fish farming.

The Seafood business division has its origin in the Schörghuber family's private business ventures in Chile. Those include the company Productos del Mar Ventisqueros, which was founded in 1989 and is involved in salmon farming. The Schörghuber family acquired a 51-percent share in the company in 2001 and in 2010 became sole owner. Today, the company is one of Chile's top ten salmon producers.

Ventisqueros concentrates primarily on the farming and selling of Atlantic salmon and Pacific salmon (Coho). The company is well aware of its responsibility to consumers, customers and service providers, animals and the environment in this context. As a member of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), Ventisqueros is committed to sustainable salmon farming.

With Ventisqueros, Schörghuber stays true to its commitment. Respecting tradition but focusing on the future.

Facts & Figures

Productos del Mar Ventisqueros focuses on breeding top-quality Atlantic and Pacific salmon (Coho) and promoting it in currently 16 markets worldwide. For the Global Salmon Initiative member, product quality, and therefore ultimately achieving a sustainable aquaculture, is paramount.

Top-quality products

Ventisqueros, which is headquartered in Puerto Montt, Chile, produces approximately 40,000 tons of fish, primarily Atlantic salmon and to a lesser extent Pacific salmon (Coho). This company's mission is to provide its customers with sustainably farmed, top-quality products.

Global customer base

Salmon is extremely popular all over the world. This is why Ventisqueros exports its products to 16 different countries, with focus on the USA, Japan and Brazil . In the USA, Ventisqueros is represented by its own sales team via the joint venture BluGlacier.

Discerning brands

Ventisqueros has developed the premium brand Pristine Salmon™ for the Asian market in collaboration with Japan’s Ocean Trading Company. With its focus on ASC certification and origin, Silverside™, also a premium brand, is geared exclusively to customers in the USA.

Focus on food safety

The fact that Ventisqueros enjoys an outstanding reputation, especially in a demanding market like Japan, is not without reason. The company has been awarded all of the most important certificates in the industry: ASC, BAP, BRC, GLOBAL G.A.P. and IFS. 

Sustainable salmon farming

Ventisqueros is a member of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) and as such is committed to sustainable salmon farming. This includes reducing its own farms' impact on the environment and promoting innovations relating to animal health and animal feed.