Environment & Sustainability

The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (BR), the remote Southern tip of the Americas is under the strictest supervision and audit compliance with sustainable fisheries management practice and environmental protection. As the largest producer of King & Snow crab in Chile, Snowland can uniquely boast that Government inspectors are permanently positioned on-site to monitor and audit landing compliances in this most remote location and confirm product credentials.

Chile is a party to the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea, Signed in 1982 and ratified in 1987. In addition, it is a party to the Convention of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), signed in 1982. This convention is part of the Antarctic Treaty system and is further considered a region agreement applicable in the Antarctic and the sub-Antarctic area.



Chile is also a party to the Conservation of Living Marine resources in the Southeast Pacific High Seas, signed in Santiago by CPPS member countries in 2000 and ratified in Chile in 2001. The treaty’s purpose being to protect deep sea marine resources and those of the Southern Pacific, especially migratory species moving into and out of the Excusive 200 nautical mile Economic zone.

International Agreements

Chile is permanently interested in participating in appropriate conservation and fisheries management agreements and is party to several other treaties and conventions.

Fishery Management

The Chilean Crab fisheries are fully managed by SERNAPESCA, the governing body for all fishing activity. Capture and landings are tightly controlled under stringent environmental standards in support of environmental sustainability and species protection policies enforced by Chile’s Sernapesca organization under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Act.