Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


Artisanal fishing vessels. (Photo: Stock File)

Parlatino approves first small-scale fishing model act

  (CHILE, 6/22/2017)

The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) has created the first small-scale fishing model act in the world, which will serve as an example for countries to strengthen this key sector for food and nutrition security.

The act, passed during the latest general assembly of that body, is a legal frame of reference that the countries can use as a basis for developing their own national policies and laws to support millions of people who depend on artisanal fishing as their main livelihood, reported the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported.

According to FAO, more than 2.3 million people work in fisheries in the region and most of them do so on a small scale.

Each year, the fishing industry in Latin America and the Caribbean generates more than 11 million tonnes of products from catches in seas and inland waters but artisanal fishermen face serious constraints vis-à-vis the major operators in the sector.

"This act provides tools to recognize and protect access rights for small-scale fisheries," explained Armando Castaingdebat, president of the Parlatino Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

According to Alejandro Flores, FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer, "the guidelines and recommendations of the new act make it possible to strengthen the sector's sustainability and promote its contribution to the eradication of hunger and poverty."

The Model Act contains 10 chapters that refer to key issues for the development of the sector such as the fishing registry, the generation of information for decision-making and the rights and duties of those working in the sector.

The act specifically refers to the International Action Plan against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, disaster risk management and the adaptation of the sector to climate change.

In addition, it promotes the gender approach and the inclusion of fishermen and fishers in social protection systems with productive inclusion.

The new act was developed with technical support from FAO, Mexican cooperation (through Mesoamerica without Hunger), Spanish cooperation (through the Spain/FAO program), and the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
State/ZIP: (00153)
Country: Italy
Phone: +39 06 57054744
Fax: +39 06 57053020
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:


Location:

View Larger Map



 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
Smurfit Kappa Replaces EPS Frozen Food Packaging with Sustainable Paper-based Alternative
BioMar and Bio Feeder Announce Environmentally Friendly Boat
Albertsons Own Brands Celebrates Sustainability Milestone
Certified Seafood Collaborative Takes Ownership of RFM Certification Program
BioMar Scales Up RAS and Fry Feed Production in Denmark
Give Your Products the Best Possible Presentation
Japan’s First ASC Certified Coho Salmon Enters Retail and E-Commerce Market
Cepac’s IP Registered Chiller Pack Makes Waves in the Aquaculture Market
SeaAhead and New England Aquarium Announce Launch of BlueSwell Incubator Program
Niceland Seafood Brings First Branded Line of Frozen Icelandic Fish to U.S. Retailers
New Series of Feeding Solutions from Vard Aqua Sunndal
A Sound Idea: ‘Banana Pinger’ Audio Device Could Help Reduce Porpoise Bycatch
Camanchaca Launches First Ever, All Natural Wild Argentine Red Shrimp
SAPMER Joins World’s Leading Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable
Valka Launches Two New Types of IQF Graders
Manta Diving Nosy Be Achieves Pre-Certification for Friend of the Sea’s Sustainable Dolphin and Whale Watching
Researchers Show How Fishmeal and Oil Alternatives can Support Aquaculture Growth
Asia’s Largest Sustainable Seafood Business Symposium to be Held Virtually
Bering Select® Announces the Launch of Nutrient-Dense, Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Oil
Open Blue Cobia Retail Products Now Certified by the American Heart Association
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Dorset Fisherman buoyed by Waitrose support
United Kingdom Waitrose has become the first major UK supermarket chain to sell MSC certified British clams, which are now on sale at counters across 150 of its stores, with sustainable British cockles due to en...
Alaska Fish prices and production for 2019 provide pre-Covid base
United States While this summer’s salmon prices still remain mostly under wraps the Covid-virus has pushed down prices for other popular species. Halibut, for example, is below $4 a pound at several major po...
Yanmar to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications
Japan Osaka - Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. have announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell techno...
Statistics │ Imports │ Pollock Fillets and surimi: USA, Vietnam, India, China, Russia │ 2020
European Union Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
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. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
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
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
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly 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
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
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 - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
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
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER