IFOP delegation attends meeting of the New York Fisheries Agreement
5 June, 2024

IFOP delegation attends meeting of the New York Fisheries Agreement

June 12th, 2024 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

It addressed the impact of climate change on the fishing sector and how to collaborate with greater resilience in fishing.

From May 15 to 19, the 17th round of informal consultations of the States Parties to the Fish Stocks Agreement, also known as the New York agreement, or the High Seas Fisheries Agreement, took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The topic of the meeting was climate change and the impact on fisheries. During the activity there was participation from numerous scientific institutions, NGOs, and government organizations who made more than 18 presentations, regarding the impacts that occur at a global level as well as the results of the research that is currently being carried out on the subject.

A very important aspect of the meeting was the information that was shared regarding the decisions, about the actions that are being taken at the level of the Regional Fisheries Organizations regarding the incidences of climate change in the different fisheries.

Gonzalo Pereira, Executive Director of IFOP, explained “the Chilean delegation was made up of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sernapesca, IFOP, and the National Fisheries Society, in the context of this meeting the delegation was invited to hold a meeting with the Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Paula Narváez, in which information was shared about the treatment that is being given at the international level from a political and scientific point of view to the situation of climate change and the impact on fishing.

For Chile, participation in this meeting was very interesting considering that Chile is one of the 10 main fishing countries in the world and also keeping in mind that in Chile there are currently two processes of creating technological institutes to address climate change and in the context of the IFOP. , the creation of a center for the study of climate change and resilience in fisheries”

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