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We Need A Marine Pollution Solution

“I will work to ensure that the European Centre for Combating Marine Pollution in Portugal is created in Madeira, as has already been voted in favour by the European Union’s Parliamentary Committee on Fisheries, all the more so since, here too, we have all the conditions to assume a pivotal position,” guarantees the AD candidate for the European Elections on the 9th of June,  Rubina Leal.  She is also following up on one of the proposals presented and approved by the former Social Democrat MEP, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, in Brussels.

A project to be developed “in partnership and close collaboration with all local entities, namely with the University, Scientific Institutions, and the Fisheries and Aquaculture sector, so that solutions can be drawn up regarding the collection of marine pollution and the adoption of more sustainable practices,” she explained, recalling that it is essential that there is a conciliatory and aggregating structure of the various parties.

Rubina Leal, who, in this regard and specifically in the context of the Economy of the Sea, is committed to ensuring that the pilot project “House of Oceans” becomes a reality in the next Legislature. A project that, has already been presented to the Fisheries Commission. The project will cost in the region of three million euros and is based on training in the areas of the blue economy, aiming to promote the islands of Madeira and the Azores. The basis of the initiative is to foster and involve networks of scientists, academics, biologists, and students, through educational tools, preparing them for ocean and blue economy related careers.

Samantha Gannon

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