Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Artisanal fishing vessels. (Photo: K.Falch)

Industrial fishermen demand control of entire artisanal fleet

Click on the flag for more information about Chile CHILE
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 02:20 (GMT + 9)

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, Coronel and Lota, and demonstrate the productive link between the two players.

The artisanal sardine and anchovy quota is captured mainly by two groups of boats: those less than 12 metres in length that are "not technified", and the largest one to that extent and which has hydraulic or electric equipment for its performance.

"The problem is twofold: one has to do with the lack of control of these smaller ships, which add up to 200 boats, and the other one, due to an 'over-declaration' of bycatch that is not discounted from the artisanal sardine and anchoveta allocation, which makes it possible to 'stretch' the quota affecting the sustainability of this resource,” explains Macarena Cepeda Godoy, ASIPES president.

These statements were part of the meeting held Friday between executives of the fishing industry and SERNAPESCA director (s), Rodrigo Valencia, to discuss the explosive increase of the "bycatch" declaration by the artisanal sector.

ASIPES president said that they expressed the Authority the concern of the industry due to the high percentages of bycatch declared by the artisanal sector in the last days, which reaches 70 per cent, whereas in the industry this is only 2 per cent.

According to Cepeda, they also expressed SERNAPESCA about the willingness of ASIPES companies to collaborate so that this inspector can fulfill its work on 100 per cent of the ships that supply raw material to the industrial sector. This is intended to "ensure that what the artisanal sector declares is actually what is received at the plants, and so ensure the conservation of resources and strictly comply with the quotas set by the Technical Scientific Committee."

For his part, Andres Daroch Coello, manager of FoodCorp Chile, explained that the problem is due to a gap in the Fisheries Law that establishes the certification of catches only to vessels greater than 12 metres, while there is a significant number of smaller-scale vessels that operate on those resources that today must not comply with this obligation and whose catch level is not negligible.

For this reason, ASIPES president asked SERNAPESCA director to inspect the total artisanal fishing fleet, during the 24 hours of the day. In addition, he called for an open door policy of landing and plants to ensure that control.

"Transparency and traceability of resources must be met by all fishermen. That is why it is even more important to pass the bill that modernizes and strengthens SERNAPESCA’s monitoring role," concluded the executive.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Seychelles
Feb 23, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Seychelles announces creation of two new marine protected areas
Russian Federation
Feb 23, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Red Crab King fishery achieves MSC certification
South Korea
Feb 23, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
South Korea will appeal WTO decision on Japanese seafood import ban
Chile
Feb 23, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Good prices and lower costs triggered profits of AquaChile
United States
Feb 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - White Castle Lures Cravers With Return Of The Seafood Crab Cake Slider And Shrimp Nibblers®
Republic of Ireland
Feb 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Burren Smokehouse recognised as Green Seafood Business of the Year
Viet Nam
Feb 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Exports of tra fish to UK increase
Canada
Feb 23, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Enterra receives more authorizations to sell insect ingredients for aquaculture feed
Spain
Feb 23, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
EUR 17 million allocated to support innovation in fisheries and aquaculture sector
Canada
Feb 23, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Clearwater considering legal actions over surf clam quota allocation
United States
Feb 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - A & A Finest Recalls Frozen Pork and Shrimp Dumpling Products due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
Jamaica
Feb 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Resilience of Fishing Communities Being Strengthened
New Zealand
Feb 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - 'Huge concerns' at fishing bycatch error - Forest and Bird
Spain
Feb 23, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
MPAs should be 'a tool of management and not an end'
Russian Federation
Feb 23, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russian red king crab fishery is MSC certified in world first



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Higher exports of live lobsters to Asia offset fall in sales to Europe
United States Two thirds of the live lobsters that the United States exported last year went to Asia, a percentage that reflects a growth of 36 percent year-on-year.
UN information exchange tool supports fisheries sustainability
Worldwide It is estimated that the global seafood trade is worth USD 140 billion, but overfishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing are putting the health of fisheries and ocean ecosystems at high risk.
Euro-Moroccan commission relies on favorable ruling by CJEU on EU-Morocco fishing agreement
European Union The EU-Moroccan Mixed Commission of Fisheries Professionals has warned of the damage and the negative socio-economic impact that an unfavorable resolution of the CJEU would have on both parties in relation to the current fishing protocol between the EU and Morocco.
Nine more stocks than in 2017 are now fished at sustainable levels
European Union Fishing businesses in the Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea are enjoying a record on profits, due to a solid recovery of popular fish stocks which were severely depleted some years ago, claims the European Commission.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER