Regulation of recreational fishing in Costa Vicentina and Southwest Alentejo is discriminatory, says PSD deputy

The ban on recreational fishing in the Costa Vicentina and Southwest Alentejo Natural Park for non-residents “is a measure […]

The ban on recreational fishing in the Costa Vicentina and Southwest Alentejo Natural Park for non-residents "is a discriminatory measure that must be promptly revoked," defended, in a statement from the PSD parliamentary group, the social-democratic deputy elected by the Algarve's circle Cristóvão North.

The public position taken by the deputy to the Assembly of the Republic (AR) followed a meeting that Cristóvão Norte held with a delegation of representatives of the Ludic Fishing associations, «which conveyed a range of concerns that were not taken into account by the previous Government".

The member of the AR Commission for Agriculture and Sea gave the example of “a recreational fisherman from Portimão or Lagoa”, who, in light of current regulations, “cannot fish in Vila do Bispo or Aljezur”. "What sense does this regulation make?" he asked.

"I will question the Government on these matters, underlining the importance of recreational fishing as an element of identity of the populations that is deeply rooted in their lifestyles," assured the PSD deputy in the statement.

At the meeting, recreational fishermen will also have drawn attention to various issues of a national nature, such as "free access to Fishing Ports". "In addition to these elements, the delegation understands that the permitted catches do not ensure the purpose of recreational fishing and underline the limited impact of this activity on the livelihood of the species in question," added the PSD parliamentary group.

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