Leaders expressed concern about possible repercussions in Chile
This Wednesday, September 21, a group of leaders from the Council for the Defense of Fisheries Heritage (CONDEPP) held a meeting at the Japanese Embassy in Chile with the aim of expressing their concern about the dumping of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged by the 2011 tsunami and the measures being taken in this regard.
The leaders were received by the counselor of the Japanese embassy Hiroaki Kodama. In turn, the CONDEPP board was headed by its president Hernán Cortés; Jorge Bustos, vice president; Ramón Chaparro, treasurer; Marco Bello and José Verdugo, directors.
Hernán Cortés, president of the group, said that “We are concerned about how this decision made by the government of Japan can have negative impacts on the environment, especially in the Pacific Ocean, which is where we carry out our activities.”
At the meeting, fishermen’s representatives took advantage of the opportunity to strengthen ties with the embassy: “we request to be able to reach joint work between Japan and artisanal fishing in technological innovation and fishing promotion,” declared Cortés at the end of the meeting.