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Southern hake ban awareness campaign begins

CHILE
Wednesday, August 05, 2015, 03:30 (GMT + 9)

The southern hake (Merluccius australis) ban awareness campaign has been officially launched in the Municipal Market of the town of Puerto Montt, with the aim of halting the resource capture, sale and consumption during the ban affecting the regions of Los Lagos to Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica. The campaign 'Paremos El Merluzeo' (Let’s stop catching hake) is an administrative measure that extends throughout the month of August to protect the resource during its reproduction period. The southern hake is one most consumed fish in southern Chile and was declared overexploited so it is running a serious risk of collapse or exhaustion. The presentation of the campaign was attended by the coordinator of the South Fisheries Alliance Programme of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Juan Vilata; Lieutenant Colonel of Llanquihue Police Prefecture, Mauricio Santander; and repres... FULL STORY

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