Fisherman reported that at the time of handing over the money, they only receive 3,200 pesos out of the 7,200 that correspond to them as beneficiaries.
Sinaloa. – Fishermen from the Altata port denounced that managers of various fishing cooperatives are “extorting” from 500 pesos to 4 thousand of the Bienpesca program that the federal government gives them.
Without giving his name for fear of retaliation, he accused that at the time of handing over the money, they only receive 3,200 pesos out of the 7,200 that correspond to them as beneficiaries.
They regretted that the comrades who live from fishing do not dare report the abuse under the threat that they will be taken out of these benefits next year.
Another inhabitant of Altata Bay, said that in the municipality of Navolato there are a number of “ghost” organizations that affiliate people who do not even live in the fishing communities, even so, they are assigned millions of pesos for projects that they never carry out, and steal marine gasoline cards in total collusion with the government authorities.
“What happens is that there are many cooperatives that are ghosts groups and I do not know how they have arranged therein government, and do not know how the projects will go down there, and they are” shaving “the Bienpesca to the people there in Altata, and well people do not complain because if they give the complaint they erase you from a beneficiary list he said.
He reproached that the same thing happens with the Bienpesca program where a list of people was made who were extorted in returning half the money, as is happening in Yameto, El Castillo, Las Puentes and Las Arenitas.
He clarified that not all the presidents of Cooperatives are “stealing” the support that is provided through the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca), but the vast majority do.
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