A total 50 vessels, less than 28 meters long, for the first time have been licensed to catch off the bay of Samborombón, an area the province of Buenos Aires government claims to be under its jurisdiction based on the Uruguay/Argentina River Plate maritime agreement.
The Buenos Aires province Under Secretariat of Fishing Activities from the Ministry of Agriculture Affairs through Resolution 16/07 established the geographical area based on the following demarcation. ÃÂ¢€Ã‚Â¢ South of the exclusive jurisdictional strip adjacent to the Uruguayan coast. ÃÂ¢€Ã‚Â¢ South of the imaginary .line joining Punta Piedras (Argentina) and Punta Yeguas (Uruguay) ÃÂ¢€Ã‚Â¢ East of meridian 56Ãâ€šÃ‚Â° 40' W ÃÂ¢€Ã‚Â¢ North of the outer boundary of the River Plate Most of the 50 vessels are based in the port of Mar del Plata and will have to comply with fishing regulations from the River Plate Management Commission, dependent on the Treaty of the River Plate and Maritime Front, according to the resolution. All catches must be landed in Buenos Aires provincial ports and fishing licenses granted to the 50 vessels are non transferable. Vessels exceeding 28 meters in length are banned from fishing in the area. During the inspection of vessel landings, or within the following 24 hours, owners will have to provide staff from the Fisheries Under Secretariat with a copy of the original fishing report signed by the vessel owner or her legal representative. Submission reports are compulsory for all vessels, regardless of the targeted fishery. (FIS/MP).-