The fishermen of Baja California Sur will continue with their life insurance, even 3.5 million pesos are already allocated for this program and it is committed until 2022, informed the head of the Secretariat of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Agricultural Development (Sepada), José Alfredo Bermúdez Beltrán, regarding a complaint that had been made in the State Congress about its alleged disappearance.
“Next Tuesday at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, I will be presenting the 2022 program in the State Congress, with the preliminary budget that the Ministry of Finance sent to Congress, and there is the Life Insurance Program for fishing producers, which are around 4,500 producers; 3.5 million are already allocated for that purpose. Currently, this program has the resources assured until July 2022”, he specified.
In this sense, he clarified that the National Commission of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Conapesca) will not disappear, nor will life insurance, although it is expected that the Secretariat of the Navy and the Mexican Navy will have the authority to carry out inspection and surveillance activities in all fishing zones and ports in Baja California Sur; this, with the intention of avoiding poaching fishermen.
This arose after Congressman Armando Martinez Vega denounced that for next year there was a possibility that life insurance would no longer be granted to fishermen, given that in the budget for the 2022 fiscal year sent by the Executive Branch to the Legislative, this program was not contemplated, a situation that the head of Sepada denied.
With information from BCS Noticias