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Paddle out for Nature, Sagres

Last weekend at Mareta Beach , in Sagres, hosted the ceremonial “Paddle Out”, where the surfing community took a Sea commitment to protecting and defending the beaches, ocean and nature.
According to the organizers, the event attracted the place hundreds of surfers who managed to unite the national surf world and raise awareness of the great cause of this century, the protection and defence of nature, beaches and oceans.
Of several surfers who participated in this outstanding initiative Alex Botelho, Eurico Gonçalves, Dora Gomes, Manuel Mestre (Necas), Joao Dantas, Sergio Brandão, Tiago Oliveira, Shell Balsemão, John Mealha Marco Perini, Philip Burned (Kalhi), Manuel Dantas, Roberto Pimenta, John Xufre, Ze Master, Eurico Romaguera.
Also noteworthy was the participation of the Mayor of the council Adelino Soares Vila, Vice President of the Municipal Council of Loulé, Pedro Pimpão and Vice President of Tourism of the Algarve, Nuno Monteiro, who also wore their wetsuit and they took part in this event.
After the ceremony the celebration went to the fort with a concert including Time For T, Daniel Kemish, Raposeira Colective Dub Dj set and Toby One, round tables, exhibitions and grocery, culminating with the socializing in the bars of Sagres.
Francisco Target, president of the Association said at the end of the event, “With all contingencies involving a project and an event based on volunteerism and goodwill of a nonprofit organization, we consider that the event was a success, fulfilling the mission of raise awareness, inform and unite the surfing community and local citizens in protecting mission of beaches and oceans. ”
The organization, Association Paddle Out For Nature, thanks to all those who rowed in the initiative and shared their positive energy and joy to celebrate life.
Remember also that the event had the support of the Municipality of Vila do Bispo.

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Vila do Bispo welcomes VII Barnacle’s Festival 14 to 16 September

Barnacles, mussels, cuttlefish feijoada, grilled limpets, fried moray eel, crabs, octopus salad and roe, shrimp, mussel porridge and fried cuttlefish are some of the Barnacle festival of delicacies that will be held from 14 to 16 September in Vila do Bispo, in the grounds of EB2,3 School of St. Vincent.
In addition to the delicacies of the vila do bispo kitchen, the Festival also has lots of musical entertainment, where the first day scored presence the  group and Rui and Lau, for the second day is scheduled the performance Brasa gilded and Humberto Silva, already in last day will serve the Folklore group from Odiáxere, Cool Lounge Quintet and Ricardo Gloria.
The Association of Vila do Bispo Marisqueiros is the organiser of the event.
The event aims to promote one of the largest gastronomic delicacies of the city, the Barnacle and has the support of the Municipality of Vila do Bispo.
The doors will open over the three days at 14:00 and will close by 2:00 a.m. the morning

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XXXI World Championship Spear Fishing

The Portuguese Federation of Underwater Activities (FPAS) under the authority of the World Confederation of Underwater Activities (CMAS) and in partnership with the Municipality of Vila do Bispo, organizes the XXXI World Championship Fishing 6-10 of September. The event will take place in the village of Sagres and is an important milestone for Portugal in the area of ​​underwater activities, which are expected more than 400 people, including athletes and their respective delegations of about 25 countries.

The event begins with the reception to the participants, on the 6th, followed by, on the 7th, a tour and Championship Opening Ceremony. On 8 and 9, due to competition, culminating in the ceremony of awards and the closing dinner on the last day.

The competition in teams and individual aims to promote the practice of underwater fishing, deconstructing some myths related to this sport as a contribution to the extinction of species. In this regard, it should be noted that only allowable catches of species with sporting value, identified in the supplementary regulations of the race, with minimum weight limits and quotas by species. All catches taken during the competition will be offered to charities.

It is recalled that the last world organized in Portugal took place in Sines in 2006, in which Portugal was World Champion for teams. In 2011, in Peniche, has won the Individual Champion in the competition Euro-African and World Individual Champion in Vigo the following year by the same athlete Algarve Jody Lot.

In this race, the Portuguese team will be guided by Rui Torres you have in your squad athletes Jody Lot, André Domingues, Pedro Domingues, Matthias Sandeck, João Miguel Santos and Pescadero.

Ricardo Joseph, President of FPAS, believes that “Portugal is a serious candidate to victory, both in the form of teams and individual.”

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Adelino Soares received Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and António Costa in Fortaleza de Sagres

The President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, came to Sagres on Thursday 16th August at Fortaleza de Sagres, with the Prime Minister, António Costa, for the usual council weekly meeting.

On arrival at the Fortaleza de Sagres, the President was received by the Mayor of Vila do Bispo, Adelino Soares, and the Regional Director of Culture of the Algarve, Alexandra Gonçalves.