Mayor of Aljezur took the protection of sea bream to the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and the Sea

Theme of recreational fishing was also addressed

The mayor of Aljezur was heard this week by the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Sea of ​​the Assembly of the Republic on his demand, already addressed to the Government, to change the ordinance that defines the closure of sea bream fishing in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and Southwest Alentejo.

The closure of sea bream fishing, which began on February 1st and ended on March 15th, is repeated every year since 2014. However, according to Mayor José Gonçalves, the bans remain after seven years «without, apparently, any scientific study to support and monitor them».

The hearing in the AR was promoted by the chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Sea, the socialist deputy from Alentejo Pedro do Carmo, and was attended by several representatives of the Parliamentary Groups, namely deputies from the Algarve Cristóvão Norte, from the PSD, and Ana Passos, from the PS, as well as João Dias, from the PCP, and Ricardo Vicente, from the Left Block.

According to a note from the Aljezur Chamber, "the mayor repeatedly stressed the importance of the matter for this region and its communities, and above all, insisted on the need to evaluate all legislation on this subject."

José Gonçalves also presented, at this meeting, the situations of fishing ban zones, mainly in Rogil (between Barranco do Falcate and Barradinha), Pedra da Agulha and Pedra da Carraca, among others.

The theme of recreational fishing was addressed, as well as the issue of the urgency and necessity of revising the Plan for the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.

José Gonçalves, Mayor of Aljezur, ended by inviting the members of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Sea to make a working visit to the territory as soon as possible, «to deepen and listen to the populations'.