IATTC accepts Chile as 'cooperating non-party member'
The IATTC approved Chile's request to participate in the organisation as cooperating non-party state. (Photo: Stockfile/FIS)
At its last meeting, held in Mexico City, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) approved Chile’s request to participate in this organization with the status of Cooperating Non-Party State.
The Commission establishes two ways of participating: as a Member State, that is, with voting rights and indefinite participation; and as a Cooperating Non-Party State, status giving the right to participate in the convention, without the right to vote, and for a period of one year, which may be renewed.
Tuna fishing season in the Pacific Ocean began Mexico
The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) announced that on Monday, January 20, the tuna fishing season began with purse-seine vessels in the Pacific Ocean.