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Chile has ratified the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean.

In the Official Gazette N° 40.377, dated October 4th, 2012, the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean has entered into force. Its objective is, through the application of the precautionary approach and an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources and, in so doing, to safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources occur. The Convention imposes over the port State Contracting Parties the right and the duty to take measures to promote the global conservation and management measures for the use of fishery resources.

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