Fisheries sustainability within the high seas is part of the United Nations development goals. Considering that high seas does extend in two thirds parts of the oceans, the progress to facilitate an efficient fishery management is a priority for the international community.
“Bringing fisheries sustainability into the High Seas: The case of the Atlantic South West (FAO41)” is the title of the workshop that the Centro Tecnológico del Mar and the Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC) organize next Wednesday, September 18th, at the General Secretariat of Fisheries headquarters in Madrid.
The aim of the workshop is to explore the priorities and challenges for a sustainable fisheries management within those areas beyond South-West National Jurisdiction.
The workshop will bring together international experts from the fishing industry, science and administration, highlighting the representation of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and FAO who will address issues such as international cooperation, Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME), and best practices to strengthen sustainability, among other topics.
The conference is jointly organized by CETMAR and LDAC within the framework of the European FarFish project, which both are partners. Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, the FarFish consortium has been working for two years to improve fisheries knowledge and management in non-European waters, helping to increase the sustainability and profitability of European fishermen.
Led by MATIS, FarFish also involves, in addition to the CETMAR Foundation, ANFACO – CECOPESCA, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar-Thiaroye (CRODT), Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvemento das Pescas de Cabo Verde (INDP), Organización de Productores de Pesca Fresca del Puerto y Ría de Marín (OPROMAR), Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR), The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima), Syntesa Ltd. (SME), Shuttle Thread Limited (STL), University of Portsmouth (UP), The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) and Institute of Marine Research (IMR).
The agenda for the worskshop can be found here.