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Thirteen of Chile's Fish Stocks in a Poor State

03 April 2013

CHILE - A new report from Subpesca, titled "Balance of Major Chilean fisheries 2012", has found that of the 33 Chilean fisheries analysed, three are out of stock, ten are overfished, 15 are in full operation and for five there is not enough data available.

"The Fisheries Act establishes new measures that will restore the state of these resources, including the implementation of management plans involving recovery programmes for overexploited or depleted fisheries," said Under Secretary Fisheries and Aquaculture, Pablo Galilea.

The goal, said Pablo Galilea, "is set in the new fisheries law, which aims for the transparency of the sector."

Of the 33 fisheries, the bream fishery and Spanish sardine (XV-II and II-IV Regions) were found to be depleted, while ten fisheries (V-X anchovy, horse mackerel, hake, hoki and XI-XII VX Regions stripe kite, northern kingclip, Alphonsine, toothfish north and south) are overfished.

Undersecretary Galilee noted that the 15 that are in full operation are managed sustainably.

 

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