STOP THE WANTON DESTRUCTION OF FISHING BOATS!
DESTRUCTION OF BOATS
Since 1990, Over 12.000 traditional fishing boats have been destroyed by a deplorable directive of the EU aimed at the reduction of fishing in European waters. Every time a fishing boat gives up its fishing license for subsidy, it is brutally broken to pieces. In order to stop this practice we are trying to introduce a program that instead of destroying will allow us to salvage and restore traditional hulls through private ownership. It seems to be the only possible solution since the salvage and preservation of these boats by governmental agents has totally failed. Traditional Greek fishing boats often have exceptionally beautiful hulls. They are also an essential part of our maritime tradition. This is why it is important to stop their absurd and criminal destruction which deprives us of our national heritage and of our national treasures.