Chile

18
Dec
2017

Source: MercoPress

Chile’s Under secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture, SUBPESCA, and Oceana Chile jointly announced the freezing of the fishing footprint for the common hake and demersal crustacean fisheries. This means that 98% of Chile’s exclusive economic zone, EEZ, will be protected from bottom trawling.

Continue reading Chile bans bottom sea trawling in 98% of its EEZ to protect marine environment

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14
Jan
2013

Source: National Geographic

Author: Alex Munoz

I’m happy to start 2013 by sharing some inspiring news from my country, Chile, one of the world’s top fishing nations. The good news is that our Government and National Congress, following campaigning by Oceana, overhauled our fishing laws by banning bottom trawling in all vulnerable marine ecosystems (including all seamounts in Chile), requiring the implementation of reduction plans for bycatch and discards of ocean species, and ensuring that fishing quotas are based on science rather than politics.

Continue reading Chile Becomes First Country to Protect All Seamounts From Bottom Trawling

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5
Oct
2004

Deep sea bottom trawling has been compared to clearcutting ancient forests or using a bulldozer to catch rabbits. Campaigning to save the high seas from the most destructive form of fishing, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition held press conferences in London, New York and Chile.

Continue reading Around the world, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition calls for UN action to stop the deep sea destruction

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