Once the established catch limit has been reached, the Ministry of Production, through ministerial resolution, will close the Patagonian toothfish fishery; otherwise, the capture of this resource will conclude on December 31, 2019.
Distribution of the Patagonian toofhfish in South America.
The General Directorate of Supervision, Inspection and Sanction of the Vice-Ministerial Office of Fisheries and Aquaculture of PRODUCE will monitor the established catch quota and will inform the General Directorate of Regulatory Policies and Analysis in Fisheries and Aquaculture in a timely manner, so the relevant measures can be adopted.
The ministerial resolution indicates that the IMARPE will monitor and follow the main biological indicators of the Patagonian toothfish, and must inform and recommend to the Ministry of Production the fisheries management measures that are necessary.
Patagonian toothfish catching. (video of longliner vessel)
For this purpose, the shipowners of the fishing vessels with a valid fishing permit for the capture of Patagonian toothfish must provide the facilities for the accommodation on board to an observer from IMARPE to carry out research and data collection activities.