Tinamenor SLU ends an aquaculture activity over 40 years in Cantabria

The inaction of the regional and central administration to repeated requests to regularize their situation Tinamenor with Costas; and the fate of a disease that has affected this industrial breeding since October 2015, put an end to an activity of 40 years in Cantabria, leaving unemployed 44 direct employees and 35 more between any and indirect.

As explained by the director of Tinamenor, Gustavo Larrazábal, to misPeces, last Thursday, April 28, the company presented the written request for liquidation under the Bankruptcy Act, alleging a number of circumstances described below in summary.

As previously reported, the conflict of Tinamenor with Costas comes from afar. Since 2003 the company has been acting without possibility of modernization to rise to the occasion due to lack of an administrative concession that would allow the company to undertake an improvement plan.

In February 2013 it was presented to Demarcación de Costas de Cantabria a project in which it was explained that the concession should be made in an sufficient amount of time to be amortized.

However, in exchange, the awarding of Costs was recommended for the part of the Province of Cantabria in the General Direction in Madrid for a period of 12 years, until January 2029, the time considered for Tinamenor “manifestly insufficient” to monetize the investment needs in the installation.

To this serious problem of the franchise, has joined another of “large size”, as the affectation of the floor to nodavirus of serotip RG / SJ, a strain recombinant uncommon that primarily affects the gold in their stages of larva, and to a lesser extent in the phase under-and young people, the main productive activity of this facility in Cantabria.

As a result of this problem, the company has seen as it has been losing customers, faced with the impossibility of commercializing fries and the desproveïment of these, “so that it disappears, the raison d'être of the society, which is the sale of their products”.

Since the nodavirus affected the plant Tinamenor, the losses accumulated reach around 1.8 million euros, “before the necessary and inevitable stop production”.

On the other hand, the company has tried by all means to return to normal productive through the support of the Regional Government and the Government of Spain “to put solution to the problems that prevent make a project viable business in the medium and long term”.

Today, as pointed out from Tinamenor in the written settlement, “we have not received any response, formal or Regional Government, or the General Direction of the Coasts”. Although they acknowledge that they have received support in eight of the Regional Government considering loans to the new investor Group Tinamenor, “but in no case a direct grant to the society”. The loans offered require a bank guarantee.

Similarly, with regard to the concession, there has been a report of the Demarcation of Coasts of Cantabria elevated to the Directorate General of Coasts of the Ministry, pointing out that “it is not necessary to extend the concession term up to 25 years and that the current proposal (not awarded) to authorize a concession until the year 2029 is more than sufficient to amortise the investment “, the thing that differs the company.

In addition, due to lack of proper dimension of facilities, product failing to invest having no guarantee of long-term concession, the company ceased to be competitive in cost with which drag losses continued from 2009 to 2015 for a total of 9, 8 million euros.

In short, and given the circumstances outlined, the causes of “force majeure” does not give more alternative to Tinamenor to the termination of employment of 44 contracts of employment, between which are 3 aqüicultors specialists, 4 assistants aqüicultors, a technical director, heads of department, managers, officers aqüicultors with high qualification in a field as specialized as the sector aqüícola.

Source: www.mispeces.com

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