Fishermen from Asturias, Galicia and the Canary Islands will mobilize against offshore wind energy

Oviedo, March 2 (EFECOM).- Fishermen from Asturias, Galicia and the Canary Islands will hold rallies in the ports of their autonomous communities to show their rejection of the “attack” represented by the government’s planning to develop facilities for the sector. Offshore wind generation.

This was announced on Saturday in the Asturian city of Puerto de Vega by the Platform for the Defense of Fishing and Marine Ecosystems, which will also submit claims to the draft Royal Decree in which they will ask to paralyze the regulations until the problem is resolved. They appealed to the Supreme Court against the POEM plans approved a year ago.

These documents define the areas where offshore wind energy can be developed in each of the five Spanish maritime demarcations (North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Straits and Alborán, Levant-Balearic Islands, and Canary Islands), which together have an area of ​​up to 5,000 square kilometres. 0.46% of national waters,

The platform will also meet with the government and opposition parties to convey to them the demand to know the results of studies conducted on the impact of the implementation of these wind farms that were commissioned by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography and the General Directorate of Biodiversity, Forestry and Desertification.

Moreover, the fishermen criticized the refusal of the Minister of Environmental Transition, Teresa Ribera, to meet with them, and considered that her continuous meetings “with the energy lobby groups behind the implementation of the offshore wind energy project” constitute a “complete lack” of consideration for the primary sector.

In this sense, they also submitted that they would demand a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, given the “complete absence” of his ministry in planning the implementation of offshore wind energy in Spanish waters. Aficom

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