The Cabildo de Tenerife has allocated 200,000 euros this Monday to the Tenerife fishermen’s associations as a subsidy, as specified by the island corporation in a statement.
The 200,000 euros of subsidy have been distributed among all the brotherhoods of the island: Our Lady of Light, Our Lady of Candelaria, Our Lady of Carmen, San Roque and Isla Baja, San Marcos, Our Lady of Consolation, Our Lady of Las Mercedes, Great Power of God, San Andrés and San Miguel de Tajao.
In the note, the island councilor for the Primary Sector, Valentín González, explained that the aid that has been distributed according to the criteria of the number of boats that each brotherhood has in its base port, as of December 31 of the year prior to this announcement.
The subsidy is also made in relation to the fishing production declared and registered in the procedure for the first sale of fishing products carried out by each brotherhood between January 1 and December 31 of the year prior to the year of the call.
González has considered that “measures like this contribute to the defense and strengthening of the primary sector”, especially “fishing, as an economic activity closely linked to Canarian culture and traditions”.
“From the Cabildo we are committed to the implementation of lines of work that enable a more robust primary sector, giving it an active role in economic diversification and turning it into an attractive professional activity so that generational change is guaranteed,” he added.