February 23, 2020 English news blog from the Algarve

Sustainable fishing: Lagos and Nazaré stand together

Lagos Council expressed its solidarity with the position taken by Nazaré against the European Commission fishing restrictions.

Lagos endorses a set of alternate measures presented by Nazaré to avoid the restrictions presented by the European Commission, taking into account the economic and social importance of artisanal fishing in both municipalities.

The entities subscribing to these measures argue that fishing quotas allocated and restrictions set by the EU for certain species (sardines, horse mackerel, anchovy) are insufficient and do not match the scientific data regarding the available quantity of these species on Portuguese shores.

Additionally, they stress that the EU restrictions do not take into account the socioeconomic implications of interrupting fishing in places like Nazaré or Lagos, that heavily depend on independent traditional fishing, and to not consider the relevance of species such as sardines and anchovy in the dietary habits of the Portuguese people.

For those reasons, the Municipality of Nazaré presented a set of alternative measures, now backed too by the council of Lagos. Some of the proposed alternatives are:

  • Restructuring and upgrading the national fishing fleet;
  • The call for a broader analysis of factors influencing the decreased stock of sardines;
  • Investing towards scientific research carried out by the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), allowing fishermen to exercise their activity with a lesser degree of unpredictability;
  • Increasing the catch quota for sardines to 30 thousand tons in 2020.
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