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Sunday, 10 May 2009 16:41

The sale of fish throughout La Gomera will shortly be governed by the system of first sale in the Fisherman's Associations, as announced by the president the Island Council, Casimiro Curbelo, before clarifying that the initiative promoted by the insular corporation advances after a meeting held between the industry, the Canary Government and the municipality of Alajeró, who asked to apply as soon as possible the system that already works in Valle Gran Rey.

Curbelo explains that by this form Playa de Santiago will join the action, which will be complemented by strengthening of inspections and providing guarantees to consumers; combating unfair competition; protecting and conserving species, and encouraging the sector's activity. In any case, he adds that it is the Canary Islands Government, competent in the matter, which should finance the implementation of this formula, by which all resources obtained from the sea shall be passed by the Fisherman's Associations, which catalogue the fish, and certify its origin and quality with a view to further distribution.

Curbelo emphasizes that this first sale regime is one of the actions agreed between the administration and producers estimated as necessary to restore the activity and profitability of the fishing industry, as well as the need to undertake campaigns of responsible consumption, establish greater coordination between Associations, implement territorial plans for fishing management, control the population of invasive species such as the sea urchin, and manage projects such as the already announced recovery of a canning factory for Gomeran caviar, which still requires financing from the Regional Executive.

"The Cabildo de La Gomera sees very clearly the need to boost the traditional productive sectors, which are an essential economic complement and constitute the main ally of our main source of income, which is tourism", the insular president adds before pointing out that according to the sector data, fishing suffers a crisis in the Canary Islands, to which there exists solutions in the short and long term. He insists that the Island Council of La Gomera advocates maintaining and boosting the primary sector, and intends to provide all means within its power to revive this activity, which follows the model of sustainable development and preservation of natural resources, values and traditional customs of the island.