The Ministry of Econoeconomy ministerial secretariat), José Zúñiga, visited on November 14th Arica and Parinacota region Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) offices. Upon arrival, the ministerial secretariat was received by Hernán Padilla Regional Headquarters head. who through a presentation was in charge of transmitting to the authority, the important role that the institution plays on public value scientific and technical background data preparation for fishing resources, aquaculture and their ecosystems administration and sustainability .
During the visit, the Seremi was informed about Monitoring Programs associated with different northern macrozone fisheries and other projects and initiatives, which also have regional scale implications. In addition, both took time to jointly analyze some of the gaps and research needs identified in the sector in recent times.
Among the outstanding milestones, that IFOP’s work has been developing for more than 55 years presencially in the region was addressed, as well as its commitment to local Ariqueña community, in scientific dissemination aimed at marine resources and ecosystems care and sustainable use in which they underlie. Along the same lines, the Head of Headquarters communicated IFOP’s intentions to access regional financing to create a museum within its facilities. The foregoing, with the objective of showing the community hydrobiological species great biodiversity present in the area and also to publicize the historical development of fishing activity in the Arica and Parinacota region.
The visit to the IFOP Headquarters ended with a tour of the facilities, where SEREMI was able to verify in situ that the place has great potential to develop the aforementioned initiative, which could be added to other important works of touristic interest, which have been developed in the southern sector of the city. Among the latter, some are in the planning stage, such as the layout of the fishermen’s cove from Arica to the Arenillas Negras sector and other works already carried out, such as the remodeling of pedestrian walkways, parks and other tourist attractions such as Cuevas de Anzota .
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