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.
Governments of the region signed two regional aid covenants with The Billfish Foundation and OSPESCA to benefit the fishing sector.
A study aims to determine the number of small traditional fishermen in Central America.
The financing is coming from loans obtained from the World Bank and Alba Caruna, for the modernization of the fishing sector.
A new comprehensive legal framework is needed to promote sustainable development of industrial and artisanal fisheries, preserving marine and coastal biodiversity.
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