Chile places ban on southern hake fishing

The measure will run until the end of August to safeguard the species.

Chile’s National Service of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) introduced a ban on southern hake fishing on Aug. 1, which will last until the end of the month to safeguard the species.

The measure is put in place every year with the objective of protecting spawning fish, and covers the coast from Los Lagos to Magallanes, Chile’s southernmost region.

Authorities are also calling consumers to stop eating the fish in August to support the measure and discourage illegal fishing of the species while the ban is in place.


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