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« on: Monday, 05 February, 2018 @ 13:22:09 »
Greek Association Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Safeguard Traditional Boats

The Traditional Boat Association of Greece is calling on the government through the relevant ministries to take action and safeguard the country’s seafaring heritage and stop the EU-funded destruction of traditional fishing boats.

According to a statement issued by the association on Thursday, the government is spending 46 million euros annually to destroy hundreds of decommissioned caiques and traditional fishing boats instead of subsidizing the preservation and continuation of Greece’s maritime tradition.

“It is a sorry state of affairs that Greece is continuing to destroy traditional wooden fishing craft after receiving EU subsidies for revoked fishing licenses. When this procedure comes to an end, our cultural heritage will be deprived of 13,785 sound fishing boats mostly traditional vessels which will end up in landfills,” the association statement said.