At present, Chile does not have an Ocean Policy. In this regard there is not an effective coordination within all the actions that take place in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of our ocean.
This year, Chile created the Council of Ministers for the Development of Ocean Policy, it is composed of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Defense, the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Environment. The main objective of this council is to propose to the President of the Republic the National Oceanic Policy, containing the set of orientations, scope, priorities, interests and institutions in Oceanic matters.
The strengthening and modernization of our institutions in oceanic matters requires a global vision, but with a national and regional emphasis. Concrete progress needs to be made in an explicit definition of an institutional framework that will develop and implement a comprehensive ocean policy, including relevant sectors of public administration, the private sector and civil society, in achieving environmental protection objectives, the conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources, among the most relevant aspects.