Saturday, January 10 2009 @ 11:39 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - According to a press release from the Panamanian Aquatic Resources Authority (ARAP), the government will begin using satellite technology to more closely monitor the activities and behavior of Panama's commercial industrial fishing fleet. ARAP Director Dr. Reynaldo Pérez Guardia recently signed resolution #46 which informs the owners of industrial fishing boats weighing more than six gross tons that they had until 20 December 2008 to obtain and install the mandatory system in order to be granted fishing licenses. These systems are now required and will allow for governmental oversight of the activities of the commercial fishing fleet, specifically to prevent fishing in protected areas.
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