International Seminar: Subpesca presents Chilean experience on committees and management plans
4 August, 2017

International Seminar: Subpesca presents Chilean experience on committees and management plans

August 7th, 2017 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

The event included professionals from Subpesca, IFOP researchers, Sernapesca, academic community members and institutions linked to fishing and aquaculture. During the instance, the importance of the scientifically binding view was emphasized through the Technical Scientific Committees

At the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in Viña del Mar, a seminar on fishing management and recovery plans was held at an international meeting organized by OCEANA, WWF and EDF, opportunity which granted the chance to mention the importance of this type of model for the hydrobiological sustainability of Species and fishing activity.

Maria Angela Barbieri, head of Subpesca Fisheries Administration Division, said during the meeting that “In Chile, Fishing Law provides that fisheries that are in a state of overexploitation or in a depleted state have a recovery plan that allows taking measures to restore and restore fisheries. In addition, the current regulations establish binding scientific advice through the Technical Scientific Committees.

“Subpesca has a fundamental role in this recovery and has been working hard through the establishment of management committees and management plans, where it is remarkable that the different actors sit at the table, we know each other and share experiences that allow us to have a broad vision for the conservation of hydrobiological resources and the sustainability of fishing activity, “said Barbieri.

Raul Garcia Coordinator of the Fishing Program, WWF Spain said:
“Collaborative work which improved fisheries status in the European Union is reflected in the attitude change of all players, given the fact that there are trust created bridges, information is delivered, not only from the biological point of view but also from the market, social, community in general and give us more balanced solutions in those cases that have to take restrictive measures.

In relation to the realization of this type of instances, Liesbeth van der Meer, Executive Director of Oceana, explained “this seminar is very technical, there are 110 people all over the world fishing here, the important thing is that there is a commitment of all these people for continuing to recover the fisheries and therefore this is why its working ”

While Gonzalo Muñoz, General Coordinator of IFOP Sampling Management Department, stated, “this type of approach brings us closer to the experiences of other nations regarding initiatives aimed at providing adequate management of fisheries that are already subject to some kind of normative, based on an up-to-date and thorough knowledge, both biologically, economically and especially social, aimed at giving sustainability to the species involved, transiting in this process with measures and agreements between the users of these fishery resources and the different actors related, to reach that longed desired condition. “

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