Panama: Fishermen Call for Derogation of Executive Order

The decree restricts the use of lines in waters of the Republic of Panama.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Filiberto Diaz, representing fishermen, said the measure affects the entire production chain and not only the industrial activity as declared by authorities.

La Estrella, on its website, includes statements from Diaz: "We will not go fishing and for now we will meet with the president of the National Assembly to request derogation of the decree ... with the promulgation of the decree the government has cut our jobs."

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$2.2 Million for the Central American Fishing Sector

February 2009

Governments of the region signed two regional aid covenants with The Billfish Foundation and OSPESCA to benefit the fishing sector.

The website of El Nuevo Diario reports: "The first signed approval of cooperation is for $ 1.5 million designated to protect Marlins in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, to do more sustainable commercial fishing and to incentive sporting fishing to be carried out in a more responsible manner."

Inshore Fishery Survey

August 2009

A study aims to determine the number of small traditional fishermen in Central America.

The research will be conducted in both litorals, Pacific and Caribbean, from Belize to Costa Rica.

Mario González Recinos is the president of the Regional Unit for Fisheries and Aquaculture. He told newspaper Prensa Libre: "We are looking for socioeconomic data, to implement support policies for the sector".

$6.4 million for Nicaraguan fisheries sector

January 2009

The financing is coming from loans obtained from the World Bank and Alba Caruna, for the modernization of the fishing sector.

According to "the objective of the program is to improve security conditions throughout each step in the fishing process, and hence loans will be made available to fishermen who are members of cooperatives or who work individually.

Fishing Industry in El Salvador Calls for Clear Rules

January 2014

A new comprehensive legal framework is needed to promote sustainable development of industrial and artisanal fisheries, preserving marine and coastal biodiversity.

"Both industrial and artisanal fisheries have been threatened by the lack of a clear law that encourages the development of the fisheries sector.

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