ZAMAKONA SPONSORS FIRST NATIONAL TUNA CONGRESS IN SPAIN

Zamakona Yards, along with others companies, will sponsor the celebration of the first conference organized by the Spanish tuna industry. We have vast experience in the construction of Fishing Vessels. Today, we are building a Live Fish Carrier for Solvtrans Rederi and a Tuna Purse Seiner Vessel for Echebastar Fleet.

 

Miguel Arias Cañete, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment will chair the inauguration of the first major National Congress of Spanish tuna industry which will take place in Madrid on 7th and 8th November. The event will address the challenges of the industry, both fishing and canning, from a scientific, technology, environmental, nutritional and historical perspective for highlighting its important economic and social dimensions.

 

The scientific coordinator of the meeting is José Luis Cort, researcher at IEO. Other prestigious international scientists like Victor Restrepo at the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) or Joshua Santiago, president of the Scientific Committee of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will also participate. As well as the academic presence, representatives of leading companies and business associations linked to the industry will also attend (INTERATUN, OPAGAC, ANABAC-OPTUC, ANFACO-CECOPESCA and FEICOPESCA).

 

The Spanish tuna industry represents an annual economic volume of nearly 1,120 million euros, provides 18,600 direct jobs and 43,600 indirect and represents 70% and 67% of the activities of tuna fishing and canning in Europe. The activity is concentrated in Galicia and the Basque Country, which represent together 97% of the total.

 

The congress will be relate about history of tuna fishing and canning industry, sustainability in tuna fishing and processing, the socioeconomic impact of the tuna sector in Spain, nutritional and healthy consumption of canned tuna, the internationalization of Spanish tuna sector, the R&D+i in the tuna industry and about the prospects and challenges of future.

 

About INTERATUN

 

The Interprofessional Organization of Tuna (INTERATUN) is the first association formally established and recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the field of fisheries.

 

INTERATUN includes tuna vessel owners and the processing industry and marketing of tuna, being represented in it others organizations, ANABAC-OPTUC and OPAGAC as represents of fishery industry and ANFACO and FEICOPESCA as processing and marketing industry.

 

Since INTERATUN started business in 2001, this organization has joined the efforts of freezer tuna fleet and the processing industry and marketing of tuna to defend common sectoral interests.

 

You can sign in the congress and stay informed in:

Web: www.atun2012.com – Twitter: http://twitter.com/Atun2012

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CongresoAtun2012

2 Comments

  1. Luis Delgado Lallemand

    Agradecería me dierais la aclaración de las siglas o el acrónimo IADC, pues lo desconozco Gracias.

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