Deputy Jorge Brito (RD), in his capacity as president of the Chamber’s Commission for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Maritime Interests, referred to the eventual irregular financing of the campaign of the then candidate for deputy for Christian Democracy in 2009 , Sebastián Iglesias Sichel, on behalf of the fishing industry.
In this regard, he pointed out that “it is clear that the government candidate Sebastián Sichel since 2009 has made commitments to the fishing companies that are the authors of the current corrupt Fishing Law that gave the sea in perpetuity to 7 families and that we are going to recover” .
According to the parliamentarian, this type of approach puts at risk “our common natural assets and damages humble people, of work and effort such as artisanal fishing to precisely receive this type of payments that in 2009 received 30 million pesos, but perhaps How many more favors have they done him throughout his political career ”.
For this reason, Brito accused La Moneda’s preferential treatment with the fishing industry when it came to processing the bills in the National Congress. “We have witnessed how these corrupt fishing industries have maintained a privileged treatment in the government of Sebastián Piñera, so for us it is a duty that this ends,” he stated.
Brito pointed to other politicians who maintain ties with the companies mentioned in the report: “It is necessary that people who have commitments with these industries cannot access public office, because when the time comes to make decisions what they do is they deliver the sovereignty of Chile ”.