Podemos, IU and Mas Pais, Equo and Alianza Verde formed the progressive coalition for Andalusia. They have now transferred their commitment to the fishing industry and promised to support direct aid to offset the loss caused by Rugulopteryx okamurae, an invasive Asian alga that threatens the coastal ecosystem of Granada.
After meeting with Ignacio Lopez (vice-president of Andalusian Federation Fishermen's Guilds), Alejandra Duran (candidate for the province) warned that the "advancement of Asian alga poses a serious threat to our coasts both because it threatens our ecosystem and because it will cost millions of euros and create jobs."
Por Andalucia explained that it has given its commitment to support, if it is able to govern in Andalusia," measures to stop the expansion of the invasive algae, and a package to aid fishermen and other affected businesses. The confluence also proposes that the public be allocated resources to support the use of invasive alga in the production of products like cosmetics and shoe insoles.
Duran also highlighted the need for an economic aid program to "adjust the effects on this sector during these years in crisis, so that the Andalusian fishery sector can continue to thrive into the future. Also, Duran included the figure of a fisheries guard which is already present in other communities>>.