Tuesday , January 19 2021

Six Coronel and Lota ships are caught illegally capturing sardines and anchoveta | national



Six Boats From Colonel and marshmallow they were surprised who work illegally on the resources of sardine and pine, with a volume that reaches 200 tonsIn fact, two of them were already summoned to the courts, but again committed the same crime.

This Friday, inspectors of the Sernapesca Bío Bío, together with members of the Navy, opened these ships by two organizations of craft fishermen, capture of those species unlawfully, they have already reached the amount corresponding to this year.

According to the Office, more than thirty days ago, they were informed that their quota had been closed, and this they have no other stocks available, However, they continue to carry out illegal fishing operations, in fact two of them have already been quoted in the public authority last week for the same offense.

With this opportunity, for new illegal visits five quotes against three of the surprise ships and the situation of the other three is being analyzed, according to Sernapesca national director Alicia Gallardo.

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In that order, the fishing authority recalled that there was a 68 organizations – for artisanal fishing dedicated to pelagic extraction, and – only two have boats involved in these illegal catches, to the detriment of the large majority, which is in line with the law, and respects the closing of quotas to protect the sustainability of the resource.

The regional Federation of Craft Fishermen (Ferrepa) estimates that the fight in this situation is intensifying because the same organization last year asked the Controller to investigate money laundering this is happening in the area of ​​Lotta and Coronel.

His President, Ugo Azransi, said he believed that this was happening because of a scrutiny of Sernapeska in these municipalities. Additional, recognizes that there are situations of threats but he denies that the mafia is working in organizations of fishermen.

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In the control operation the purse seines with which the capture was made were seized, those that were sealed in order not to be reused.

The second season of sardine and anchovies is still underway in the Bío Bío is subject to a weekly assessment by the Authority according to biomass monitoring reports carried out by Institute for Fisheries Development,


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