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Subpesca Invests Over 55 million in Coquimbo Processing Plant Recovery

Lucy Towers
12 November 2015, at 12:00am

CHILE - Subpesca has invested more than 55 million pesos to help recover the processing plant in Coquimbo that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on 16 September.

The resources from the Fisheries Administration Fund (FAP) were delivered under the Recovery Program for the Productivity of Artisanal Fisheries.

Coquimbo cove leaders and the President of the Artisan Fishing Port Corporation, Carlos Santander, received the $55,504,900, to replace the productive infrastructure of the processing plant.

The destruction of the processing plant has affected the productive activity of cuttlefish, Northern scallop, shrimp and clam fishermen.

"As government we are fulfilling the commitment we made after the earthquake in the sense of recovering all the fishing production chain as soon as possible. A few weeks ago we delivered engines and boats for artisanal fishermen and today we are supporting the processing plant," said the Zonal Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the regions III and IV, Javier Rivera.