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Atacama Yellowtail

Aquaculture project to produce Seriola Lalandi

The Proyect

AYT Project

Atacama Yellowtail was created to develop an aquaculture project to produce Seriola Lalandi (Hydrobiological specie) of great commercial value. The fish is grown in tanks using the RAS technology (Recirculating Aquaculture System). The Project considers the growth of juveniles to a commercial weight of 3,5 Kilos.

The Project considers 4.000 Tons per year of 3,5 kilos of fish. The production cycle takes 14 months starting with juveniles of 2 to12 grams to reach 3,5 Kilos commercial weight.

The plant receives juveniles monthly developing biomass which will be harvested weekly after the 14-month growing period. 

The Project will be developed in stages. The first one will produce 900 Tons per year. Atacama Yellowtail Will develop the Project in Tongoy, IV Region, where the company has the land and the permits.

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The Company

The Shareholders

Private Equity Fund_ Best Potential was created to invest in aquaculture projects created by THERA Capital S.A. and currently managed by NOVEL CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT S.A.


The contributing partners_ Ferronor Group, Antillo Family, Dieguez Family, Petrinovich Family and FDU. 

FDU Spa_ Investment company with entrepreneurs from Concepción with strong connections with the Fishing Industry (Fritsch, Duch and Urrutia).

AquaMaof Aquaculture Ltd_ International Israeli company with operations in Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Japan and Poland. 

Inno - Sea SpA_ Aquaculture innovation project developers and AquaMaof in Chile.

Aleta SpA_ Commercial management partner, Exporter and Importers of fish products. Company with a long experience in food products and retail.

About us

The Species

Seriola Lalandi_

Fish is positioned as a prime product in the international market as a perfect replacement for Tuna fish. It’s a fast-growing fish 250/300 grams per month (salmon 180/200 grams per month). This is a specie with strong adaptation to captivity (adequate for juvenile breeding) Specie with Chilean experience (Fundación Chile, Acuinor and Nothern Catholic University).

World types of Seriola

Seriola Lalandi_

Palometa, Dorado, Hiramasa, Vidriola, Yellowtail fish and Yellowtail Amberjack.

Seriola Quinqueradiata_

Medregal de Japón, Amberjack, Japanese Amberjack and Hamashi.

Seriola Dumerili_

Pez Limón and Greater Amberjack.

Seriola Rivoliana_

Medregal Limón and Longfin Yellowtail.

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