Tuesday, 20 June 2023 04:46

MAG and CENDEPESCA accredit 145 shrimp boat captains

Written by Evelyn Alas

The Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), through the Centro de Desarrollo de la Pesca y la Acuicultura (CENDEPESCA), accredited 145 captains of industrial vessels, certifying them to continue developing marine shrimp fishing operations in national waters since june 17.

The documents are renewals of inactive and new industrial vessels that allow them to work for two years, as stipulated in Article 33 of the General Law for the Management and Promotion of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The accreditations were delivered to captains of vessels that dock in the ports of Acajutla, El Triunfo and La Union; and are for personal use, non-transferable.

The captains of the industrial shrimp vessels were trained to update their knowledge of the navigation law approved by the Legislative Assembly and recently implemented.

In addition, they reinforced topics such as satellite control system, environment, legal processes, among others, to work as machinists in accordance with the law.

During the presentation of accreditations, the director of CENDEPESCA, Edgar Palacios, urged the captains to work responsibly and to conserve marine hydrobiological resources.

The fishing sector generates thousands of direct jobs and is a major source of income for the country's economic activity. That is why it is important for the Government to promote comprehensive actions that allow the proper development of these activities.

The national marine shrimp ban, which prohibited the extraction of this resource in order to protect the species and allow its reproduction and subsistence, also ended recently.

This temporary suspension of extraction is scheduled twice a year. CENDEPESCA has determined that april through june is the main reproductive season, which is why it is necessary to temporarily suspend extraction as a measure to manage hydrobiological resources.


Translated by: A.M