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Government formalizes S/500 bonus for artisanal fishermen

Government formalizes S/500 bonus for artisanal fishermen

The economic support aims to reach more than 36,000 formal fishermen and seeks to be delivered in 60 days.

Through emergency decree No. 004-2023, the Ministry of Production (Produce) formalized the S/500 bonus for formal artisanal fishermen. This is part of the economic reactivation measures of the Con Punche Peru program, promoted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

Likewise, the Executive also authorized the transfer of more than S/18 million for the National Fisheries Development Fund (Fondepes) in order to finance this monetary grant.

For his part, during the press conference held by President Dina Boluarte and her cabinet this Friday, February 10, the head of the Production portfolio, Raúl Pérez Reyes, referred to this economic support.

“The bonus for artisanal fishermen was recently approved for a value of 500 soles for each of them, which implies benefiting 36,771 people, because a coordinated register has been made with the regional governments and it should be published today or tomorrow at the latest. late,” he said.

They approve an opinion so that the first 5 miles of the coast are for the exclusive use of artisanal fishing

In detail, the regulation provides that the validity of the “Artisanal Fisherman Bonus” is until April 30, 2023. Meanwhile, there are 20 calendar days, from the authorization of the decree, for the approval of the list of beneficiaries and 10 days schedule for the start of the disbursement of the subsidy. After this, there are 60 calendar days for the workers in this area to collect it.

Source: Larepublica

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