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Chilean lawmakers approve initiative to ban trawling in territorial waters

Friday, August 15th 2014 - 06:40 UTC
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The House of Representatives approved this week a draft agreement to ban trawling in Chile. With 55 votes in support, six against and five abstentions, the deputies voted in favor of the Draft Resolution No. 100, which requests the Executive to submit a legislative initiative to amend Article 49 of Act No. 18,892 in order to ban fish catching by trawling. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    The absolutely worst are the Chinese.

    Aug 15th, 2014 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Another example of Chilean modernity, global outlook and progressive, long term thinking.
    I only wish some of the neighbours would take note.

    Aug 16th, 2014 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Actually, Peru seems moving to a similar position. Years ago, during my somewhat short duty in the southern territorial waters, I saw first hand the destructiveness of foreign trawlers that decimated fish stocks. Chilean artisanal fishermen have been alarmed over the past decade over the resulting change due to over fishing. Finally we're taking action.
    Anyway, I love seafood with butter, capers, lemon and a nice chilled white wine.
    Let the masses eat Tilapia...

    Aug 16th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I once ate a truly wonderful seafood soup at a restaurant on the docks in Valparaiso. They put a fresh egg in just before serving so the hot soup cooked the egg. Soup was full of fish and other seafood.
    Can't remember the name of the dish, but never forgotten how good it was!
    May your seafood stay plentiful (& sustainable!)

    Aug 16th, 2014 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Enforcement: will that be a problem?

    Aug 17th, 2014 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Not if they ask the Chilean Navy to take charge. Most professional outfit on the whole continent.

    Aug 17th, 2014 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    These lads should be able to enforce, yes...

    Aug 18th, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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