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Stricter Controls to Ensure Sustainability of Marine Resources

Lucy Towers
25 July 2013, at 1:00am

ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) and the Control Directorate of Fisheries have intensified maritime control in order to comply with the provisions of the Ministerial Agreement 406, both in the provinces of Manabi and Santa Elena.

Recommended management measures are to better enforce the ban of using light screens and other light equipment as they can be damaging to fish.

Deputy Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Guillermo Moran, said the government is working on fisheries management measures, to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks, in order to help improve the quality of life of fishermen and food security.