Matrax 4×4 HD Brings Puerto Chacabuco, Chili into Compliance
The fish farming industry utilizing the docks in Puerto Chacabuco had been experiencing a recurrence of harmful parasites and contaminants that adversely affected their productivity. Decontamination attempts where unable to completely clean the porous wood docks and were washing some of the contaminants back into the sea. Used in conjunction with a liner and water treatment process, Matrax 4×4 HD modular mats were installed. The Matrax system enabled operations to continue on top of the liner without damage, and the contaminates could be collected and removed safely from the liner. With the successful completion of a yearlong test of the Matrax matting system installation, Puerto Chacabuco is now in compliance with regulatory legislation that took effect the same day as the National Fishing Services of Chile approved the project. Puerto Chacabuco was awarded the official “Biosafety Certification” and the facilities are now being used regularly. The Matrax matting solution has become the new standard for facilities in Chile trying to achieve certification under the new legislation.