Panama to Realize Satellite Control on Fishing
Starting on March 17th, fishing vessels must install a radar system that will enable them to be located and tracked by ARAP.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Prensa.com reports in their website: "Industrial vessels will have to have an incorporated radar, which will permit open communication with the Panama Authority of Aquatic Resources (ARAP) in order to obtain better control of fishing in common and territorial waters. The system will permit knowing, in real-time, if ships are carrying out fishing activities or traveling to their ports of destiny, detailed a report from the ARAP."
Authorities intend to monitor fishing boats via GPS devices.
From July onwards, fishing boats in Central America will be surveilled via satellite.
Two Panamanian ports have been certified so that Panamanian flagged fishing ships can make transshipments of goods.
The financing is coming from loans obtained from the World Bank and Alba Caruna, for the modernization of the fishing sector.
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