Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Mathieu, Charles E.
From the sixties up to the present, Chile's fishing activities are become one of the most important economical sectors of the country. Through these pages, a perspective of the availability of living resources at sea in our economic exclusive zone is given, highlighting the social and economical impact of fisheries in the national context. The principal goal of this study is to propose national safety regulations covering not only new fishing vessels over 24m in length, as Torremolinos does, but also the whole national fishing fleet. Towards the achievement of this goal, the study complements and adds to the provisions of Torremolinos Convention's technical details through interpretations and appendices. The result is a legal text with regulations applicable to new and existing fishing vessels and boats under and over 24 m in length. The proposal of national regulations does not cover Chapters IX and X, as the subjects of radio communications and navigation are outside the scope of the author's competence. Nor does it cover protection of the environment and training and certification of skippers and crew, which are covered within other current regulations in the country.