Hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catch. (Photo: Farn.org)
Temporary mechanism set for partial quota return
Friday, October 18, 2013, 23:20 (GMT + 9)
The Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) determined that ship owners will be able to return the volume of capture individual transferable quota (CITC) of hake (Merluccius hubbsi), which they consider will not be able to catch from now until December, to the reserve base.
In accordance with Resolution 13/2013, which expires on 31 December, "CITC head for this the species may make the annual volume deemed not to be caught for the year 2013 available to the CFP for it to become part of the Administration Reserve."
Submissions can be made until 11 November.
Those interested are exempt from extinction due to the lack of capture at a rate that is proportional to the total hake volume registered for the boat.
Through this mechanism, the CFP seeks to "ensure the maximum development that is compatible with the rational catch of the resource, embodied in Article 1 of the Federal Fisheries Act 24.922," adds the new regulation.
The Government also modified (through Resolution 12/2013) the limit extinction percentage due to lack of catch for hoki (Macruronus magellanicus), taking into account the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
The implementation of the percentage depends on the specific request of the CITC head, which must be filed within 10 days of this new resolution publication.
As this year’s catches have been erratic, the CFP intends to mitigate any sanctions for breaches in the accepted work commitments and balance the capture.
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By Analia Murias