On the 14 May 2016, ASMAA handed a letter to Prime Minister Antonio Costa during his visit to Loule. See copy of letter handed over in the attachment section below (PT).
Lagos, 18 Maio 2016: A ASMAA agradece ao Sr. Primeiro-Ministro António Costa o facto de ter reunido com representantes dos grupos de activistas contra a exploração petrolífera no Algarve, no sábado passado, dia 14 Maio de 2016, durante a sua visita a Loulé.
Lagos, 18 May 2016: ASMAA announced today that they were very thankful that the Prime Minister Antonio Costa had made himself available to delegations from anti-oil activist groups and associations during his visit to Loule in his capacity of Prime Minister and as head of the Socialist Party on Saturday the 14th May.
ASMAA announces that they have partnered with the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT). This mini-tribunal hearing in Portugal can be used to support a coalition of human rights lawyers and academics which were granted the opportunity to put fracking on trial at hearings to be conducted in October 2017 by the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) in the UK and the USA.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – because copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment” - Charles Caleb Colton
As we have been asked on numerous occasions by a variety of people why did we select Change.org instead of AVAAZ, we decided to share with you some background research that guided our decision. Let us start by saying that the optimum would be for the petition to be housed in our own website – we are currently still developing our own online petition platform, but it takes time and resources.
Lagos, Portugal, 24 July 2013: - ASMAA, the Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association confirmed today that “Surf Schools” are not per-se considered as being “Tourism Activity” businesses by Tourism of Portugal.
And we agree with Tourism of Portugal!
Does that mean that this is the end of Surf Schools in Portugal? Not at all, stated Laurinda Seabra, ASMAA’s CEO.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARTEX OPENS CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH ASMAA
Lagos, 30 September 2013.
ASMAA - The Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association, attended the Gulbenkian Foundation’s launch of their Ocean Initiative “Valuing Oceans for Tomorrow” in Lisbon, last Friday.
ASMAA was eager to hear how this initiative would address the socio-economic needs of the country and the environmental challenges and risks facing Portugal, both currently and in the future, from oil and gas exploration.
On confirmation of attendance, ASMAA was informed that the launch would not be open to a question and answer session but that an opportunity would be given to interact with the present delegates.