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Information: Carlos César pleased with international acknowledgement of new Marine Protected Areas in the Azores
The President of the Government enthusiastically welcomed the confirmation, announced by the ministers of the Contracting Parties to the OSPAR, of the new Marine Protected areas in the Azores. For Carlos César, the fact “contributes to the international projection of the Azores and, once again, for a good reason.” The President of the Government also said that “Europe is to ... more >>

Information: Azores prohibit fishing with trawl gear and gillnets
The practice of fishing with trawl gear and gillnets at a depth exceeding 30 metres as well as with drift nets and trammel nets is prohibited in the Azores Sea. The measure, which will be enforced in the Azores Sea, a subarea of the national Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), is envisaged in the “legal framework of Azorean fishing,” approved at the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday by pr... more >>

Information: Fishing with traps with new rules in the Azores
The Government of the Azores has decided to limit fishing with traps in an area up to 6 miles off the coast. This restriction will be applied to the registered fishing vessels or with registered fishing gear at a port of the island, where this measure will be put into effect. This measure will be implemented through an Ordinance of the Under Secretary of Fishing, which was published in the Officia... more >>

Information: Note from the Regional Government on the process of the Azores EEZ at the European Court of Justice
The Government of the Azores has just been notified of the decision of the inadmissibility of appeal which was lodged at the European Court of Justice in October 2008 regarding the liberalisation of our EEZ from 2004. We consider the fact that the court has decided that the Region does not have the legal capacity to bring an action directly to the European legal system was a solution that did not... more >>

Information: Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands together in the defence of their interests in the fisheries sector
The Under Secretary of Fishing reiterated in Ponta Delgada today the need to preserve the Exclusive Economic zone of the Azores and to create a positive discriminatory scheme for the fisheries sector in the Archipelago. Speaking to the journalists about the meeting with the EU representatives to discuss the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, to which he presides over on São Miguel, Marcel... more >>

Monitoring of fisheries will be reinforced in the AzoresInformation: Monitoring of fisheries will be reinforced in the Azores
The Government of the Azores is preparing new legislation to impede the unloading by trawlers of certain fish species that are found outside the three-mile coastal limit. This initiative of the Government of Carlos César is a response to the fishing activities of trawlers from the island of São Miguel in the waters of the islands os Flores and Corvo. Responding to a parliamentary inq... more >>

Government  assured 25 days of coastal monitoring in the Western Group of the Archipelago in 2008Information: Government assured 25 days of coastal monitoring in the Western Group of the Archipelago in 2008
The coastal monitors of the Regional Government of the Azores assured 25 days of monitoring of fishing activities in coastal, portal and maritime areas of the islands of Flores and Corvo in the beginning of 2008 and during the present month. The governmental monitors are responsible for supervising and controlling the activities of fishing boats operating on Corvo island's Natural Park and Biosp... more >>

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