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Monday, 3 June 2013

French fishermen take action against dredging on their fishing grounds


The port of Guilvinec is famous for its 'Pink Gold' - better known as langoustine.



You can follow the dredging story here http://www.comitedespeches-finistere.fr/?-Clapage-en-mer-

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Nephrops inshore marine areas Guilvinec and Concarneau blocked the barge"Empedocles" responsible for 500 M3 silt from the marina with Cockles. This peaceful action lasted from 7:00 am until 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Fishermen are then returned to the port of Guilvinec. The ships were loaded trays hard mud and rocks caught in areas of piling. These bins auction, used to transport the "pink gold" and brilliant hake emerged lobsters and fish in poor condition.
Some of these tanks was then brought before the mayor symbolically with Cockles is one of the operators work the marina. A frank and direct discussion has developed between the mayor and the fishermen present. It was the confrontation of two worlds. The first, fishermen, given the right to defend labor rights "human" to live a ancestale fishery, the right to preserve this prolific area, real nursery lobster and hake, the duty to defend their future and that of their families. The second that of an elected official who, not without courage defended his vision of the development of a passing pleasure unfortunately piling on areas that have been rejected by fishermen.
Beyond purely legal discussions, this day of protest in the Bigouden clearly raises the political question of the future of maritime professional fishing. For anglers there is no question of becoming an Indian reservation that we would visit the top of the lookout Guilvinec a day of output. "  The fishing begins in Finistère  "should not be just a slogan, but correspond to a real ambition.