The Organisations of Fisheries and Aquaculture Producers (OPPs—Organizaciones de Productores Pesqueros y Acuícolas) have taken the lead of their future and the future of the fleets they represent over the last years.
Through their Production and Commercialisation Plans they have been directly involved in the innovation of the fishing sector, covering all the environmental, economic and social sustainability objectives provided in European Regulation No. 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, establishing the common organisation of the markets in the fishery and aquaculture products sector.
Being in full ACTION (“acción”), they intend to make the most of the possibilities of improving their activity that are offered by the European Union. After sharing the problems that each of them faces on their path towards excellence, OPROMAR has decided to lead the 1st International Congress of OPPs with the motto #OPPsEnACCIÓN.
The presentations showed the purposes that an OPP must pursue, how it is created and what financing opportunities exist.
They also dealed with the objectives and basic contents of a Production and Marketing Plan, at the same time that successful actions were presented based on those already carried out by European OPPs.
And naturally, gates to a promising future were opened to attain an innovative sector based on environmentally friendly technologies that adds value to resources extracted from healthy oceans, and continues to generate quality employment and highly nutritious food products. For the technical development of the Congress, experts of recognised prestige were summoned in each of the topics identified as of interest to the OPPs.
Museo do Mar de Galicia, Vigo
The venue of our congress will be the Museo do Mar de Galicia, a cultural and scientific centre dedicated to the sea, located in the coastal area of Vigo.