Industrial fishermen demand control of entire artisanal fleet
Artisanal fishing vessels. (Photo: K.Falch)
The industrial fishing sector is concerned about the strong increase in the percentage of accompanying species recently declared by the artisanal fleet that catches sardine and anchovy, and, therefore, it requests the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) to extend controls to all vessels of that fleet.
The Association of Industrial Fisheries (ASIPES) stresses that 80 per cent of the 234,000 tonnes of sardine and anchovy that are authorized today in the southern central zone is captured by the artisanal fleet based in the ports of Biobío. These resources fully supply the fishing processing plants of Talcahuano, Co...
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