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 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."

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Panama: Ports Certified for Fishing Vessels

March 2013

Two Panamanian ports have been certified so that Panamanian flagged fishing ships can make transshipments of goods. reports that "in Panama, the ports of Vacamonte and Cristobal have been authorized to perform the transshipment of fish products, this policy was imposed by Resolution ADM / ARAP No.

New Regulations for Regional Fishing Industry

May 2010

From July onwards, fishing boats in Central America will be surveilled via satellite.

Vessels fishing within 40 nautical miles of Central America, both in the Atlantic and the Pacific, will be equipped with satellite control devices, explained Heiner Mendez, from the Central American Fishing and Aquaculture Organization (Ospesca).

Costa Rica to Control Fishing via Satellite

January 2010

Authorities intend to monitor fishing boats via GPS devices.

The initiative is part of a program fostering responsible fishing, and could be implemented in the first half of 2010.

"Sector authorities want fishermen to adhere to the program by reaching an agreement between all involved parties. If this is not possible, the program will be made compulsory via an executive decree", reported

$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.

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