March 4, 2021

Fishermen are exempt from paying fees in the Canary ports – La Provincia

The acting councilors of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water and Public Works and Transport, Narvay Quintero and Pablo Rodríguez, signed this morning the agreement that gives shape to theexemption from fees paid by professional fishermenin ports of autonomous ownership.

In this way, professionals in this sector who work in these spacesthey can save the fees that pay, among others, for their social premises, first sale points, landings and other buildings used for the brotherhoods.

Narvay Quintero said that this agreement "is a commitment made by this Government of the Canary Islands to facilitate the work of fishery professionals in the archipelago, which will see the costs of developing their professional work and support their work reduced and the income obtained by these ".

Pablo Rodríguez, meanwhile, stressed that the agreement "allows coverage of an initiative proposed together with the fishermen themselves, which in addition to lowering the costs of operating their activity, encourages the cohesion and operation of fishermen's associations."

The agreement states that the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water, through its Directorate General of Fisheries, will compensate the estimated revenue to the public entity Puertos Canarios, dependent on the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, coded this first year in 100,000 euros, although it will be specified based on the estimates made by Puertos Canarios, which will allow covering the fees that Canarian fishermen must pay.

These expenses are basically related to occupation and storage linked to professional fishing activity, related to social premises, points of first sale, buildings used for the brotherhoods or areas of landings.

Both councilors have stated that this agreement "makes the activity of the fishing sector of the Islands more viable", a sector that represents "an artisanal and respectful way with the natural environment", reasons why it deserves "special attention from the public administrations".

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