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The Platform in Defense of Fishing opens the door to protests over offshore wind

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:58:13

The relationship between the third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, is tense regarding offshore wind. The Platform in Defense of Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems (formerly the Burela Manifesto Platform), which brings together representatives of the Canarian, Galician and Asturian fishing sector, have denounced “the total contempt” of the vice president towards the fishermen and reproach her for refusing to listen to the fishermen affected by the Marine Space Management Plans (POEM). In particular, this platform has revealed that they have not obtained a response to their last request sent to Ecological Transition on February 1 and regretted that they have been 2 years behind achieving an appointment with the minister who has publicly shown her willingness to meet with the sector. This has been reported in a statement to which this medium has had access.

A Platform that has already announced that it will meet “in the coming weeks” to set a calendar of mobilizations and protests, to demand that the Government listen to and defend the sector before proceeding to the auction of the concessions for offshore wind farms whose regulation It is expected to be approved soon. In this sense, they have denounced that they are going to “auction our mares to the highest bidder and disregard the studies that are required according to the POEM” before the implementation of this type of industry.

“Open a channel of dialogue”

The Fisheries Defense Platform has clarified that the request for a meeting with the third vice president aims to “open a channel for dialogue” in a context in which this organization has filed a lawsuit that is pending a ruling in the Court. Supreme and that, with this appointment, they seek to convey directly to Ribera their concerns that offshore wind could affect the small sector. In addition to asking you for information about the future regulatory framework on concessions for offshore wind farms and to have knowledge about how Decree 150/2023 approved on February 28 and which regulates the Marine Space Management Plans (POEM) is being complied with.

Specifically, the representatives of the Canarian, Asturian and Galician fisheries want to know the status of the analysis of the study of the impact on the small sector of the development of offshore wind and the study of the potential effects of offshore wind farms. . on marine ecosystems.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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