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Portugal Sees Highest Beer Consumption in Decades

Portugal Sees Highest Beer Consumption in DecadesThe beer industry recorded €1.46 billion worth of sales in Portugal in the half-year to June 2019, with 473 million litres sold in this period, according to Nielsen data. This equates to 19% value growth and 15% volume growth; the largest growth levels recorded at any time over the past decades.

Zoomarine accused of animal exploitation

ZoomarineIn light of recent accusations, Zoomarine have released a statement saying that the recent claims made against the theme park are “absurd, lack scientific basis and aim to create public outrage”, following the publishing of a report by World Animal Protection. The report placed Zoomarine on a list of venues to avoid until they “drastically improve their animal welfare”.

Brit Ryanair passenger injured at Faro Airport after being manhandled by police after row with crew

Brit Ryanair passenger injured at Faro Airport after being manhandled by police after row with crewA Ryanair passenger claimed yesterday that Faro police injured him while dragging him off the plane, following him being “wrongly accused” of punching an air stewardess.

The passenger said he suffered a string of injuries after Portuguese police used "excessive" force to drag him off the plane. Rafik Boutiche, 20, was returning from a music festival in the region with a friend when he claims a female member of staff objected to him moving seats.

People scramble to petrol stations as combustibles strike looms

People scramble to petrol stations as combustibles strike loomsThe large amounts of people racing to petrol stations has already caused several of them in the Algarve to run out of fuel, and those that do still have fuel are facing long queues.

The gas truck drivers’ strike doesn’t start until Monday, but the Algarvians - and the many tourists who are in the region - do not want to run out of fuel, and are "racing" to fill their vehicles. High demand has already caused diesel and, in some cases, also gasoline, to run out in several pumps around the region.

GNR seizes 910 kilos of sardines for overfishing as Iberian sardine populations dwindle

GNR seizes 910 kilos of sardines for overfishing as Iberian sardine populations dwindle910 kilos of sardines, with an estimated value of 4500 euros, were seized for overfishing today in Portimão. The operation was carried out by the GNR Olhão Coastal Control Detachment.
"As part of an enforcement action directed at professional fishing, the military found that the legally established daily sardine catch limits had been exceeded. This limit aims to ensure the sustainability of the species," explains the GNR, in a note sent to essays.

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