Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
Fishing and Aquaculture
We have more than 30 years of experience in the fishing sector, and have accumulated significant experience providing comprehensive advice to foreign and local companies in their extraction, processing, distribution and marketing of fishery resources. We provide our clients with continuous advice and legal aid regarding their management and acquisition of authorizations from the Ministry of Defense, the Marine Under-secretariat, the General Directorate of Maritime Territory and the Merchant Marine, the Under-secretariat of Fisheries and the National Fisheries Service, and State-owned entities responsible for the supervision and regulation of these activities.
We have actively participated in fishing, aquaculture and maritime matters in general, such as procedures for the request of aquaculture concessions, as well as their transfer and lease; the import, acquisition, replacement and transfer of fishing and salmon transport vessels; the creation of ships’ mortgages as well as pledges on aquaculture and biomass concessions; the transfer and lease of tradable fishing licenses; the granting of naval documents; compliance with legal regulations regarding the handling of fresh and frozen seafood; their processing activities, the environmental regulations of processing, slaughtering and disposal plants and on board fishing vessels; regulations on maritime cargo transportation (cabotage); and port regulations in general, including, but not limited to, loading and unloading.