New subsidy for fishing associations

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Just some of the 185 boats on show
Image: Palma International Boat Show

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has subsidies worth up to €520,000 for associations that represent the fishing and aquaculture sector for the year 2021.

“The subsidies will be awarded to national associative entities for the performance of representation activities before the General State Administration, before the European Union and before international institutions, as well as for carrying out specific activities of special interest to the fishing sector at the national and international level,” the government said.

These actions that can be subsidised include the organisation and participation in congresses, seminars and assemblies and the carrying out of activities whose purpose is to achieve a greater integration of women in the fishing sector and all those that favour research and technological development in said sector.

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Related: Ban on lamprey fishing lifted by Balearic Government effective August 25. There are up to 34 boats engaged in lamprey fishing, of which a total of 112,880 kilos were caught last year, which reported a total income of €547,200 and is particularly popular with specialist groups in Mallorca.

The brotherhoods of Cala Rajada and Alcudia being the most important in terms of catches, but the OPMallorcaMar Producers’ Organisation regulates the catches of its members, establishing a maximum daily catch of 150 kilos of lamprey per boat.


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