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The Hague fails in favour of Chile in jack mackerel dispute June 08,2018   |  Source: FIS

The Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague ruled in favour of Chile and dismissed a request from Ecuador to increase its quota for jack mackerel in the southern area of ​​the Pacific Ocean.

Thus, the international tribunal fully accepted the arguments put forward by the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture Eduardo Riquelme during a hearing held on May 23 last in the Netherlands.

"The decision in relation to which an objection has been presented does not unjustifiably discriminate, neither in form nor in practice, against Ecuador," reads the opinion, stated by a panel of experts in international fisheries law.

The lawsuit was filed on March 29 of this year, when Ecuador filed an objection against a "conservation and ordering measure" adopted by a multilateral organization (SPRFMO) with respect to jack mackerel, which moves between the high seas and the South American coasts.

"The decision in relation to which an objection has been presented is not incompatible with the provisions of the Convention (SPRFMO) or other relevant provisions of International Law," it is added in the decision of the Court of The Hague.

"For the Undersecretariat of Fisheries, in particular, for me as the undersecretary and also a lawyer who have dedicated my professional

 

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