President Correa Delivers Engines to Fishermen in Anconcito23 July 2012
ECUADOR - President Rafael Correa has visited the fishing cove Anconcito, province of Santa Elena, to view the progress of an Artisan Fishing Pier currently being built.
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP), Javier Ponce Cevallos, Vice Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, William Moran, the Undersecretary of Fisheries, Jimmy Martinez Ortiz, and other officials briefed the president about the benefits that the pier will bring to the sector.
In the spring, 600 fishermen gathered in Anconcito to witness the symbolic handover of 20 outboard motors to those who were affected by the robbery at sea.
President Correa said that: "The national government, concerned about the integrity of the fisherman, continue to deliver throughout the country, tools used to control safety at sea."
The minister asked the fishermen not to become accomplices of the pirates, buying stolen motors, for "the sake of safety for fellow fishermen."
Oscar Gonzales Cazal, two years ago was a victim of robbery at sea. Today he is grateful for the assistance of the Government.
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