In the fisheries sector’s activity CONSULMAR includes planning studies and projects from onshore infrastructures – warehouses, fish auctions stores, ice plants, drying fish facilities, laboratories – to maritime infrastructures, including construction and ship repair yards.
In the 70s and 80s Consulmar developed the planning studies of great part of the most important fishing centres in Portugal, namely, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Sesimbra and Portimão, after which Consulmar undertook the design of the maritime works and onshore planned infrastructures and also carried, in some cases, site supervision of the works.
For the Angolan market, important strategic studies, such as the study of Artisanal Fisheries were also undertaken.
Among the activities later developed, the “Study and Diagnosis and Assessment of the Needs of the Ports Sector Affected to the Fishing Activity in Portugal”, undertaken under the scope of the 3rd NSRF, stands out. This study included the analysis and diagnosis of 76 fishing port facilities, the evolution of their traffic movements and their fleets, the appraisal of investments and a proposal for present and future classification.
Covering the Azores, it was also developed the “Azores Fisheries Port Plan“, which aimed at the analysis and diagnosis of the sector, which included 54 fishing ports, and the preparation of the developing prospects of this activity.
The study culminated with the reorganization of the existing port system and a proposal for construction of new ports.
OTHER STUDIES AND PROJECTS
In its 40 years of activity Consulmar developed studies and projects for fishing facilities along the entire coast of mainland Portugal from Vila Praia de Ancora to Fuzeta, including Esposende, Angeiras, Leixões Afurada, S. Jacinto, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Gala, Nazaré, Peniche, Ericeira, Cascais, Lisbon Montijo, Trafaria, Sesimbra, Setúbal, Sines, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Brejão, Arrifana, Carrapateira, Salema, Portimão, Albufeira, Quarteira, Sta Luzia and Tavira.
In the Autonomous Regions, Consulmar’s interventions under the fisghing infrastructure have already extended to all nine islands of the Azores and Madeira Island: S. Miguel (fishing ports of S. Miguel, Rabo de Peixe, Ribeira Quente, Vila Franca do Campo, Caloura, Nordeste, Maia and Porto Formoso), Santa Maria (Vila do Porto and Anjos), Terceira (São Mateus and Praia da Vitória), S. Jorge (Velas), Pico (S. Roque and Madalena), Faial (Castelo Branco), Graciosa (Praia), Flores (Lajes), Corvo (Casa) and Madeira Island (Câmara de Lobos).
In the foreign markets highlight to the studies or projects undertaken to Angola, where Consulmar has had interventions in the fishing ports of Cacuaco, Abundant Bay, Port Alexandre, Cabinda, Boavista (Luanda), Quicombo, Porto Amboim, Samba and Tombwa . It is also worth mentioning the study for the rehabilitation of ten fishing ports in Haiti and, most recently, the projects for the new fishing port of Tangier in Morocco.