Yesterday (29 November 2016), we met with AMAL representatives - Jorge Botelho (AMAL President / Mayor of Tavira), José Amarelinho (AMAL Vice-President / Mayor of Aljezur), Miguel Relvas (AMAL Secretary), and AMAL legal team represented by João Vidal.
This week has had loads of development in the ongoing Portfuel saga.
ASMAA representatives will be meeting with AMAL (Algarve Councils Association) representatives on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at their offices in Faro to get up-to-date information about the two court interdicts lodged at the Loulé court by AMAL in July 2016 to stop the Galp/ENI offshore exploration drilling in the Aljezur offshore and the contracts with Sousa Cintra’s Portfuel which cover more than 50% of the Algarve onshore region.
Following on from representing Surfers for Cetaceans(S4C) outside the International Whaling Commission(IWC) in Slovenia, co-founder Howie Cooke, on invitation from Women for Whales and Laurinda Seabra (ASMAA), went to Lagos, Portugal to lend support to a broad resistance to offshore fracking, oil platform and deep-sea mining proposals in the Algarve.
ASMAA is planning on openning its first charity shop in the Algarve in the first quarter of 2017, to be located in the Lagos town. The shop will be a mix between a traditional charity shop and an Up-cycle shop. It is expected to be a meeting venue for patrons as well as an information hub.