common hake

Chile Cancels September Crustacean Trawl to Protect Common Hake

Posted Tue, Aug 26, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to Chile fisheries, common hake, crustacean trawl, SUBPESCA

Chile banned their crustacean trawl to help common hake

Hakes (Merluccius sp.)  in a crate. (Photo: Oceana / LX)

Chile has taken a major step to protect common hake, a species in decline from overfishing. Earlier this month, the Under-Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) decided to close the crustacean trawl fleet for the month of September around Valparaiso, Bernardo O'Higgins, and Maule, Chile. The move protects common hake, a fish commonly caught as bycatch in the crustacean fishery, which has declined by 70 percent from 2001 to 2013.


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Oceana Urges Stakeholders to Rebuild Chile's Fisheries at International Seminar

Posted Tue, Jul 15, 2014 by Emily Tripp to chile fishing regulations, chilean fisheries, common hake, jack mackerel, SUBPESCA

Chilean Jack Mackerel (Trachurus murphyi)

Chilean Jack Mackerel (Trachurus murphyi). (Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen)

Earlier this month, Oceana hosted an unprecedented international seminar in Chile to address problems with Chile’s fisheries and to suggest methods for recovery.


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