Santiago de Compostela, Mar 5 (EFE).- The Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, has assured that some type of compensation will be considered for the fishing sector when it cannot carry out its activity due to the offshore wind power installations that it proposes. the Government with the Maritime Space Exploitation Plans (POEM) approved last week.
In an interview this Sunday on Radio Galicia-Cadena SER, he explained that it is necessary to “calm the waters” in this regard and “look for spaces for coexistence” between both activities, or “compensation spaces if there cannot be coexistence”, in those specific areas where this is not possible.
Thus, it has considered that the promoters themselves “are open” to this possibility because they know that “it is important to recognize that there is a change of uses that prevents any activity from being carried out, and that requires some participation in the benefits, some compensation.”
Ribera has stated that offshore wind “should not represent a threat” and has clarified that further development is expected off the coast of Galicia precisely because the community has wind potential, has the industry and the necessary value chain, apart from that it is an opportunity to “fix the young population” in this new sector of activity.
On the other hand, regarding the announced departure of Ferrovial to the Netherlands, he said that it seems to him “a political act by Rafael del Pino”, the president of this company, and that the Government is analyzing whether it can act within the “framework of vigilance regarding investment in strategic sectors” established by the crisis.
It is about seeing if “explicit authorization is required from the Council of Ministers or if the decision can be made without any problem and move to another community country”, he has explained.