Fisheries without EU support

Machico critcises Regional Government

JM reporting on llack of EU support for fisheries

JM reports on its front page that Brussels has closed its support program for Fisheries without including funding for the renewal of Madeira’s fishing fleet. The evident degradation of the vessels, which are on average 40 years old, puts the fishing licenses of a large part of the workforce at risk. The Regional Government criticizes the State for not having defended the fisheries sector and is considering asking for the support of the Outermost Regions from the European Union.

The EU counts nine outermost regions, which are geographically very distant from the European continent. These are French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

Machico denounces government discrimination

The same also highlights the municipality of Machico, which has denounce government discrimination. The mayor of Machico accuses the Regional Government of harming the municipality. Ricardo Franco gives the example of agricultural roads, where the municipality had four projects approved, but the support was rejected. The mayor suggests a new school and changes in the Health Centre, plus new support for culture.

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2 thoughts on “Fisheries without EU support”

  1. Looks like somebody has missed a deadline on this one – you would have thought EU support for fisheries in peripheral regions would have been automatic.


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