Thursday, 24 July 2014
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ASMAA to restructure it's boardASMAA announced on July 20th (2014) that it is restructuring its board. It is typical that as an organisation grows out of its start-up phase and progresses into the phase of expansion and growth, that there will be a need for restructuring. ASMAA is no different!

Without a doubt, this restructuring is vital for growth if we want to create a more agile, effective and efficient organization. The original governance structure is not functioning as planned, and restructure is necessary if we are to re-adjust to the constantly challenging environment that we operate in.

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Oil Drilling in the Algarve in 2015 - CONFIRMEDARE YOU READY TO LOOSE IT ALL?

For the past 2 years we have been warning you.

Many didn’t believe that drilling for gas and oil offshore in the Algarve would ever happen.

After all there’s been talk on and off for past 10 years and nothing happened till now.

SHS Solar SolutionsWe are running out of the natural resources and to reach them is becoming more and more difficult and expensive. The result is simple: Energy prices are only going up !

Next to the ever rising energy prices we are also subjective to the increasing VAT on top of that. So as soon as we consume electricity we automatically pay 23% extra !!

canaryislandsSpain’s top court has rejected seven appeals against oil exploration in the Canary Island waters, giving the go-ahead for exploration there.

In 2012, the government reinstated a decade-old permit to prospect for oil off the coast of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, but it was then put on hold following challenges.

Flamingos at SalgadosSo this is a Salgados update, and the first question I want to answer is “Why’s it taken so long?

The short answer is that ever since last November I have been asked to keep shtum about the latest developments, despite being intimately involved with them … and as one who prefers taking action it’s been a tough call let me tell you!

Linaria AlgarvianaThe discovery of world’s largest colony of Protected Rare Plant may still save Salgados Wildlife Sanctuary. The Portuguese Government is being asked this week whether it will fulfill its responsibility to protect the recent discovery of the largest colony of one of the rarest plants in the world.

This discovery has been made on land that is controversially scheduled for “development”.

oilspillsensorfaroPortugal’s Hydrographic Institute has anchored a hi-tech buoy 40 nautical miles due south of Faro.

The Navy’s oceanographic research vessel D. Carlos I sailed to the Algarve last week to anchor the Hydrographic Institute’s multi-use floating platform.

It's all systems go for Repsol to drill the first wellRepsol have applied for 3d Sceismic Surveys between Faro and Sagres. We have been informed that Repsol is just waiting for the granting of this licence. This means that once again our fishing industry will be badly affetected.

If they are not stopped ... tourism as we know it, has at the most another 5 years. What are you doing to stop this massive risk to our livelihoods?