Roberto Angellini leads Corpesca, the main fishing company in Chile with commercial and productive operations at an international level
Corpesca notices legal uncertainty due to changes in the Fisheries Law
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 22:30 (GMT + 9)
"The legal uncertainty puts problems especially regarding investments and improvements, because with limited deadlines and many uncertainties is difficult." With these words, the general manager of Corpesca, Felipe Zaldívar, spoke yesterday after being asked about the regulatory changes for the sector.
The statements, which are the first made by the company after the so-called Corpesca case, were made after the Igemar investors' meeting (Angelini group fishing company) and were supported by the company's president, Roberto Angelini.
Purse seiner with RSW of Corpesca Group
He added that the investments that are being made have to do more with maintenance. The general manager of Orizon, another of the group's fishing subsidiaries, Rigoberto Rojo, criticized the tax burden, noting that patents in the sector are paid regardless of the catches made.
"The high tax burden of the industry is important (...), which adds to the complexity of the low quota and the uncertainty that generates a profound change in the Fisheries Law; therefore, there is a complex scenario that needs stability and scientific criteria to define itself in the future," he said.
Author: Constanza Pérez-Cueto/La Tercera