The purpose of this law is the conservation and sustainable use of the hydro-biological resources through the implementation of measures for conservation and management of fisheries and marine ecosystems. Some of the specific topics this law regulates include: fisheries management, industrial extractive fishing, artisanal fishing, research, special Crimes and Penalties, and fishing councils.
Full Statute Name: Ley 430, 1991
Summary: This is the general law of fisheries and aquaculture. It establishes the guidelines for the preservation of hydrological resources, extractive fishing activities, and research activities in terrestrial waters, sea beaches, inland waters, territorial seas, exclusive economic zones, and adjacent areas. This law also regulates transformation and processing fishing activities and storage, transportation, or commercialization of hydro-biological resources.Documents: ley de pesca ch.pdf (1.14 MB)