Account of President Boric: New Fishing Law without corruption, legal certainty for salmon investment and protection of Marine Protected Areas

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Valparaiso, June 1, 2022. (Ecoceanos News)– The President of Chile Gabriel Boric held this Wednesday (06.01.2022) in the National Congress his first Public Account after three months of government, which had five main axes: social rights, better democracy, justice and security, inclusive growth, and environment.

In the area of fishing and aquaculture, in the inclusive growth plan, he announced that they will advance in a new Fishing Law, «without Corruption», referring to the current regulations that after a legislation financed by fishing companies, handed over the property of the fish to large fishing entrepreneurs and to a sector of owners of artisanal fishing boats.

Regarding the aquaculture issue, which is mainly the transnational export salmon industry that operates in the southern zone of Chile, Boric said that they will work to provide «legal certainty for investment, and certainty about compliance with the ecosystems preservation and protection objectives, especially those that make up protected areas.

On the subject of the Environment, President Boric highlighted that Chile’s adhesion «to the Escazu Agreement demonstrates our commitment to resume the Latin American leadership that Chile has had in environmental matters.»

«Our foreign policy will be turquoise,» Boric said, «with a «green» focus on the protection of biodiversity, and a «blue» focus on the protection of the oceans. Through it, we will promote international cooperation and multilateralism from the south. global, with an ecological perspective».

On Ocean issues, he also pointed out that at the next Summit of the Americas, «together with Canada, we will lead an agreement proposal for the creation of protected marine corridors throughout the Pacific Ocean.»

Boric highlighted in his speech that his government would strengthen the regional territories. And on issues of green hydrogen technology, he said that this way of generating energy «offers Chile and Latin America a real alternative for energy transition that leads us to a sustainable future and the opportunity to be protagonists of this development worldwide.»