On January 31, 2019, Law No. 21,132 came into force, which strengthens the authorities of the National Fisheries Service ("SERNAPESCA") and adds new predicate offenses to Law No. 20,393 regarding criminal liability of legal entities.
The law adds the following criminal offenses to the list of conducts that may result in criminal liability of legal entities:
This criminal offense penalizes all who without authorization, or contravening their respective obligations or infringing applicable regulations, insert or cause the insertion into a sea, river, lake or other body of water, of chemical, biological or physical pollutants that cause damage to hydro-biological resources (e.g. fish, mollusks, crustaceans, among other species).
Violation of Fishing Bans
This criminal offense penalizes the processing, transformation, transportation, commercialization or storage of banned hydro-biological resources, and the processing, commercialization and storage of products derived from them.
Illegal Fishing of Seabed Resources
This criminal offense penalizes unauthorized extractive...