The regional secretary of Mar e Pescas, Teófilo Cunha, spent several hours at the Funchal auction today to articulate new security and protection measures with those responsible for the services, following the sanitary fence decreed by the Regional Government to the parish of Câmara de Lobos, since 00:00 on Sunday. The measure caught some fishing boats from Câmara de Lobos in full swing a few days ago, others took to the sea hours before the sanitary siege was decreed.
The ports of Porto Moniz and Calheta were the refuge for some swordsmen, but in order to avoid social conflicts, the Regional Secretariat for Mar and Fisheries decided that the port of Funchal becomes the only port where fish discharges can be made.
“The vessels were already subject to the contingency plans derived from combating the Covid-19 pandemic, in conjunction with the auction contingency plans, but now, with the health fence issue, we had to reinforce the measures, in conjunction with the secretariat health, “said the minister, to clarify.
“When the vessel returns to land, the fishermen remain inside the boats and the discharges are made by the services. Fishermen are set foot on land. If they want to go back to the sea, they have to provide the supplies they need, if they don’t want to go back to the sea they have to fulfill the mandatory quarantine. ”