Chile lost almost 90% of their farmed salmon last year due to deadly virus breakout. Same company – Marine Harvest – from Norway, that also operates on BC coast. Here’s an article from earlier in 2009:
SANTIAGO, Chile — When a devastating virus swept through Chile’s farmed salmon stocks last year, some of the industry’s biggest players laid off thousands of workers, packed up operations and moved to unspoiled waters farther south along the Chilean coast. But the virus went with them.