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They denounce that 30 K deputies left the session in which the fishing traceability law was to be discussed without a quorum

The Environmental Policy Circle denounced that during the last session of the Chamber of Deputies, in which the changes to the Rental Law were approved and the “Buy without VAT” became law, 30 deputies from the Frente de Todos prevented the sanction of the fisheries traceability law, while “the maritime sovereignty at risk due to illegal Chinese fishing.

“About 30 deputies from the Frente de Todos prevented the sanction of the fishing traceability law, which arose from the consensus of all political forces. In this way, national fishing exports and “forced labor, environmental pollution and illegal trade are endorsed”the non-profit organization noted in a statement.

During the marathon session of the Lower House, where deputies Graciela Camaño (Identidad Bonaerense), Mariana Zuvic (Together for Change) and Carlos Selva (Frente de Todos) managed to include the bill so that it could be discussed, but address the issue A group of legislators from the ruling party stood up from their seats and prevented a quorum.

Therefore, the Environmental Policy Circle targeted the Frente de Todos for having prevented the fishing traceability law from being discussed, an initiative that seeks to prevent illegal fishing, with China being one of the countries that most engages in this maneuver.

“Traceability makes it possible to differentiate Argentine fishing in international markets from that carried out illegally and unregulated by the Chinese fleets that operate in the South Atlantic, on the edge of the Argentine Sea; in addition, it prevents fraud and mislabeling in the local market,” they pointed out.


Clarín flew over the controversial mile 201 to make visible how Chinese vessels fish.

Through a post on its Twitter account, the organization pointed out against Kirchnerism: “Part of the Frente de Todos bench leaves the session without a quorum to discuss the fishing traceability law that allows combating illegal and unregulated fishing , especially from China, give transparency to the sector and prevent fraud in fishing products.

Maria Eugenia Testadirector of the Environmental Policy Circle, explained: “Fishing traceability is today one of the tools that nations use to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, because it distinguishes what was caught legally from what was not.” .

“He ruling party comes looking the other way regarding the predation carried out by Chinese fleets in the South Atlantic. It does not ratify the international agreements that seek to put a stop to it, like that of the World Trade Organization,” Testa pointed out.

Foreign vessels fishing outside the limit of Argentina’s exclusive economic zone. Photo: EFE

In this framework, the Environmental Policy Circle specified that “more and more markets demand that seafood products be traceable due to the unfair competition generated by illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing that violates national jurisdictions, uses forced, pollutes the environment and depletes fisheries around the world.

Argentina exports more than 90% of its fishing maritime and today mustand compete for the resource with the Chinese fleets who fish unregulated at mile 201,” he added.

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