Sernapesca achieves important triumphs in Courts in defense of the country's fisheries and aquaculture sustainability
Jessica Fuentes, Directora Nacional (s) de Sernapesca
The National Service of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Biobío region, began at the end of last year, a sanctioning process against a union of artisanal shipowners in the region, for catching sardines and anchovies, despite having been notified in a timely manner of not counting with balance of fishing quota available. The illegal extraction carried out in the second capture period of last year, corresponded to a surplus of 1,406 tons of common sardine, and 530 tons of anchovy.
The union filed an appeal for protection against Sernapesca in the Concepción Court of Appeals, alleging illegal and arbitrary action by the supervisory body.
Jessica Fuentes, National Director (s) of Sernapesca, indicated that the Illustrious Court of Appeals of Penquista, dismissed the protection appeal, not appreciating any illegality or arbitrariness in the actions of...