Tuna business worth €21m/year

More expansion planned

Tuna headline in JM

Quiet news day in the holiday season today, with JM reporting on a tuna business expanding to an annual turnover of €21 million.

Grupo Vidinha celebrates 75 years of activity with new projects and (even) more ambitious goals. The largest national exporter of tuna has a turnover of 21 million euros a year and wants to reach the end of 2022 with more than 200 workers in the company.

New brands and products mark the anniversary of the Madeiran company on 16 September, the date on which it will inaugurate new facilities in Caniçal, in an investment of around €1.5 million. Currently managed by Vidinha’s son, João Nascimento, the Madeiran tuna business grew by €400,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Fire risk warning for Machico, Santa Cruz and Porto Santo

The Diario reports online that a large part of the municipalities of Machico and Santa Cruz, as well as the entire island of Porto Santo, have since yesterday and until today had an orange warning for the risk of forest fires, while the rest of the island of Madeira is under a yellow warning.

According to the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, the three municipalities are in the ‘middle’ of the fire risk table, between ‘very high’ and ‘moderate’, a situation that is expected to remain so at least until Wednesday in the municipality of Machico. On Wednesday Santa Cruz reduces to “moderate” risk and Porto Santo moves up to the red “high” category.

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