'Historical sanction' to Nissui’s Chilean subsidiary for illegal fishing in Falklands
The fishing vessel Union Sur, belonging to the Chilean firm Emdepes. (Photo gentileza: histamar.com.ar)
The Ministry of Agro-Industry has implemented the maximum fine to the fishing firm Empresas de Desarrollo Pesquero de Chile SA (Emdepes SA), a Chilean subsidiary of the Japanese group Nissui, for performing illegal fishing activities in 2014 in the exclusive economic zone of Argentina, near the Falkland Islands.
The measure is part of the Federal Fisheries Act No. 24922, and according to the national body, it is the first sanction of its kind in the history of the sector.
In a statement, the Ministry points out that the complaint was made by the citizen Juan Benegas, who mistakenly received an email in which it was stated that the Chilean ...