Ferragudo’s riverside is looking fresh. After years ‘littered’ with fishing equipment, the area is finally undergoing a much-needed facelift providing “better conditions” for fishermen while also making everything “more attractive for visitors”, reports Barlavento newspaper.
Improvements include boundaries that separate the pavement from areas where fishermen leave their tackle. This will make it easier for people to pass by while also setting specific areas where the fishermen can store their equipment.
Hopes are that the new layout will make the area look more organised, and thus attract more visitors.
Twelve new mooring points are also being set up along the riverside to accomodate the town’s 15 fishing boats, while there are also plans to set up four ticket booths for local maritime-touristic businesses.
The initiative was proposed by the Ferragudo’s fishing community and funded by the Promar programme.
As Barlavento explains, fishermen have given up waiting for the Ferragudo Marina project which has been in the pipeline for over a decade but is ‘stuck in limbo’.
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