Hake catch. (Photo: CeDePesca)
Temporary transfer of fishing quotas authorised
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 01:00 (GMT + 9)
The Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) authorized the possibility of temporarily transferring Capture Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs).
According to Resolution 38/12, the owners of vessels that are unable to operate within a period exceeding 30 consecutive days will be able to process it.
Subsequently, CFP will solve each case, the legislation states.
The main objective of CFP is to avoid the application of the partial extinction regime due to the lack of capture of three quota managed species:
- Hake (Merluccius hubbsi);
- Hoki (Macruronus magellanicus);
- Southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis).
The necessary documents will include details of the ship catches during the annual period.
"The Board shall decide the petition with the evidence produced by the parties concerned," the new resolution states.
In March 2010, the government began to hand over the certificates to the fishing companies that support the trend of such quotas.
Fisheries authorities emphasize that the system of quota management facilitates predictability to companies and workers.
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By Analia Murias