Economique et Sociale Resilience Plan measure
The French Government announced that they will reduce fuel prices by 15 euro cents per liter in April. The Economique et Sociale Resilience Plan collects this measure, among others. For now, it will remain in force until the 31st of July.
Jean Castex, Prime Minister of the Republic, explained that French fishermen will benefit from “exceptional financial assistance so that all declared vessels can return to sea as soon as possible”.
Castex stressed that the measure has as a “priority” to maintain fishing activities that contribute to their food sovereignty. “Today, some ships remain moored due to the particularly high level of fuel prices, which sometimes represents more than two-thirds of their costs,” he stated.
Finally, Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea, confirmed that French fishermen “have not been spared in recent years: the health crisis, the ‘Brexit’ and today the fuel crisis. In the face of these challenges, the Government was by his side and continues to be”.