FEDERAL FISHERIES REGIME
Law No 24,922. Amendment.
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc.
Article 1-Substitute Article 51 of Law 24,922 and its amendments, which shall be worded as follows:
Article 51: Where the implementing authority, after substantiation of the relevant summary, finds that any of the unlawful conduct established in the rules in force has been incurred, it shall apply one or more of the penalties entered into The following, according to the characteristics of the vessel, the seriousness of the illicit and the antecedent of the infringer:
(a) the levying of a charge in the case of minor offences;
(b) Fine, as provided for in Article 51a;
(c) Suspension of the registration in the registers carried by the implementing authority to the vessel by which the infringement of five (5) days was committed to one (1) year;
(d) Cancellation of the registration indicated in the preceding paragraph;
(e) Disregard of fishing gear and/or equipment;
(f) Disregard of the catch obtained in illicit form;
(g) Disregard of the vessel.
Article 2 °-Incorporate as Article 51a to Law 24,922 and its amendments, the following text:
Article 51 bis: The penalty of fine shall be established in units of value called Fishing Units (UP), equivalent to the price of one (1) litre of diesel fuel. The application authority shall determine the legal tender value of the PUs on a semi-annual basis, on the basis of the final sale price to the public of grade two gasoil (2), or the one that eventually replaces it, according to the information provided by the Secretary of Energy, or the authority to replace it, considering the highest value recorded in the stations in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
The UP shall be converted into legal tender at the time when the alleged infringer has been entered in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 54a of this Law or at the time of the total payment of the fine imposed by the a firm decision issued in administrative or judicial terms.
The minimum fine will be one thousand Fishing Units (1,000 UP) and the maximum of three hundred thousand Fishing Units (300,000 UP).
Where the infringement concerned is that of fishing without the authorisation of catch, the minimum fine shall not be less than three thousand fishing units (3,000 UP) without a single catch quota or fishing in the closed area.
Where the infringement concerned is that of fishing without permission, the minimum fine may not be less than five hundred thousand Fishing Units (500,000 UP) and the maximum of three million Fishing Units (3,000,000 UP).
Article 3-Substitute Article 52 of Law 24,922 and its amendments, which shall be worded as follows:
Article 52: Where the gravity of the infringement so justifies, the vessel owner may be applied in addition to the penalties provided for in Article 51, the suspension of his registration, which may be achieved by the whole of the vessels operating in the fishing activity.
Article 4 °-Substitute Article 54 of Law 24,922 and its amendments, which shall be worded as follows:
Article 54: In the case of foreign vessels, the enforcement authority may also provide for the retention of the vessel in the Argentine port until, upon substantiation of the respective summary, the payment of the fine imposed is made effective.
Expenditure arising from towing, pilotage, port services, fees for customs, health and migration services, which are generated by the offending vessel; and the expenditure incurred by the acting bodies in the sector's orbit National public, due to the commission of infringements of this law, must be paid by the owner or the owner or his representative, prior to their release.
Where the offences described in this law are committed by national flag vessels in waters under the jurisdiction of the Nation, the penalties shall be applied by the implementing authority, prior to summary, the instruction of which shall be in charge of the National Directorate for the Coordination and Fishery Control or the one that in the future will replace it or the Argentine Naval Prefecture, as determined by the implementing authority.
This shall be without prejudice to any criminal and/or customs sanctions which may be imposed.
Article 5-Substitute Article 58 of Law 24,922 and its amendments, which shall be worded as follows:
Article 58: In the event of a recurrence within five (5) years of an infringement, the minima and maximums laid down in the last paragraph of Article 51a shall be doubled, without prejudice to the greater penalty which may be imposed by the the seriousness of the offence committed. For recidivism the vessel, the shipowner and the owner shall be taken into account.
Article 6-Substitute from the text of Law 24,922 and its amendments the name "National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture" by the "National Directorate for the Coordination and Fishery Fisheries" or the one that will replace it in the future; The name of the person concerned shall be deemed to have been amended every time the National Directorate is referred to in the first term.
Article 7 °-This measure shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic.
Article 8-Contact the national executive branch.
GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE SIXTEEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY.
REGISTERED UNDER NO 27564
CLAUDIA LEDESMA ABDALLAH DE ZAMORA-SERGIO MASSA-Marcelo Jorge Fuentes-Eduardo Cergnul
ê 01/10/2020 N ° 43567/20 v. 01/10/2020