Conference on the future of fishing, sponsored by ARVI, this week in Vigo — MercoPress
Conference on the future of fishing, sponsored by ARVI, this week in Vigo
The Fishing Shipowners’ Cooperative of the Port of Vigo, ARVI, will host on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, July 6 and 7, the IX ARVI International Conference on the Future of Fisheries: “The new CFP and FEMPA in the future of Fisheries”, in which eminent experts will take part to analyze the review of the common fisheries policy of the EU and the new European fund for maritime affairs, fisheries and aquaculture.
The opening ceremony of the conference will take place on Wednesday, July 7, at 4:00 p.m., in the “Ramiro Gordejuela” building, headquarters of ARVI in the fishing port of Vigo. The mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero; the president of the Port Authority of Vigo, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña; and the President of ARVI, F. Javier Touza Touza, will lead the ceremony.
In the afternoon session, dealing with “The need for a new CFP”, MEP, MEP, Gabriel Mato Adrover, will present a communication on “The European position regarding a review of the CFP”; the General Director of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Technological Innovation of the Consellería do Mar de Galicia, Antonio Basanta Fernández, will analyze “A new PPC for the improvement of Galician fisheries”; as well as the President of Europêche and Secretary General of Cepesca, Javier Garat Pérez, with the presentation entitled “Aspects that the sector considers need to be reviewed in the current CFP”.
It will be followed by a round table – composed of the three speakers and F. Javier Touza Touza, as an expert in the fishing sector, and in which the general manager of ARVI, Edelmiro Ulloa Alonso, will act as moderator. The idea is to encourage discussion with the participants.
On Thursday morning, the focus will be on “The new FEMPA, (Fondo Europeo Maritimo de pesca y de acuicutura)”. The Director General of Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, J. Ignacio Gandarias Serrano, will make a presentation on “The Spanish FEMPA Operational Program and the distribution of funds between the different aid lines”; It will be followed by the General Technical Secretary of the Consellería do Mar, Silvia Cortiñas Fernández, with the presentation “The development of FEMPA in Galicia. Measures to achieve a high level of execution”, as well as the general manager of ARVI, Edelmiro Ulloa Alonso, who will analyze the “Demands of the extractive sector in the application of FEMPA”.
The three speakers and the secretary general of ANFACO-CECOPESCA, Roberto C. Alonso Baptista de Sousa, will take part in the round table, representing the commercial sector and the processing of fishery products. with ARVI’s Head of Subsidies and R&D Department, Jorge Romón Olea, as moderator.
The closing ceremony of the conference will be hosted by the Minister of the Sea of the Xunta de Galicia, Rosa Quintana Carballo. Then the participants will be treated with a cocktail of fish products from the Galician fleets.