General Law on Fisheries and Aquaculture

This is the main regulatory body that manages extractive fishing, aquaculture and research activities in waters with national jurisdiction. This body ensures the preservation, processing, transformation, storage, transportation and commercialization of hydrobiological resources. The law was published in 1989 and it has undergone multiple modifications throughout history.

Law on General Environmental Bases

This body regulates the right to live in an environment free of contamination, the protection and preservation of the environment and the conservation of environmental heritage. Aquaculture activities must be subject to the environmental impact assessment system and the rules of liability for environmental damage, among other provisions contained in this law.

Environmental Regulation for Aquaculture

Applicable to all types of aquaculture activities, this body regulates compliance with environmental protection measures that are established to preserve the health and ecological balance of areas maintained for aquaculture activity. This regulation also seeks to ensure compliance with environmental protection measures so that aquaculture farms operate at levels compatible with the carrying capacity of water bodies.

Regulation of Measures for the Protection, Control and Eradication of High-risk Diseases for Hydrobiological Species

This framework establishes protection and control measures to avoid the introduction of high-risk diseases that affect hydrobiological species, whether they come from farming activity or their natural environment.

Regulation of Aquaculture Concessions and Authorizations

This body regulates concessions granted for the development of aquaculture activities, in particular the procedure for their granting, expiration dates, the payment of patents, and the accreditation of origin of the species produced.

Regulation on Maritime Concessions

This framework concentrates its provisions on the regulation of maritime concessions and authorizations that allow the private use of shorelines, beaches, rocks, portions of water and the seabed, ensuring the best use of those assets.