- Conxemar, the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of fish products and Aquaculture, in collaboration with FAO, will hold the ninth edition of its congress, with focus on the role of fish in nutrition and food systems
- The Congress will take place on October 4, 2021 at the Mar de Vigo Pazo de Congresos Auditorio
- This event will bring together world-class experts, including high-level representatives from FAO, scientific and academic institutions
As the demand of seafood product worldwide constantly increases, there is the need to respond in an efficient, responsible and sustainable manner. In order to do so, professionals working in the sector must be equipped with relevant expertise. Nevertheless, an overall lack of adequate skills and competencies has been perceived and acknowledge by the representatives of the sector.
This day will bring together many world-class experts, including top representatives of FAO, International Labour Organization, GAA or Thai Union, as well as senior officials from the private sector.
In October 2nd, CONXEMAR and FAO will celebrate the VI edition of the World Congress, that this year will be focused on Climate Change and its effects on fisheries, aquaculture and trade.
World renowned experts, scientists, fisheries authorities from the main producing countries worldwide and top executives will analyse the impact of climate change on the most important species in the market and also what measures shall be implemented to mitigate them.
The World Congress, co-organized by FAO, Magrama and Conxemar to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Code of Conduct, was closed last Friday, October 9. A milestone for sustainable fisheries, it included two days of conferences and intense debates, in which both the public and the private sectors aligned their interests for the development of future policies that contribute to the fight against illegal fishing and to the improvement of fisheries management, with sustainability as a goal.
The World Shrimp Congress, co-organized by FAO and Conxemar, brought 375 attendees from over 24 countries.
During the event, participants analyzed the status of the main species of shrimp (wildand farmed) sold in the European market, as well as the trends that will driveup demand in the next few years.
In its third edition this Congress has already become a point of reference.
The success of the World Congress on Cephalopods 2012 led FAO and Conxemar to organize the Whitefish World Congress, held on 30 September 2013 in Vigo (Spain).
Fisheries ministers, FAO experts, and top industry executives worldwide analized resources, markets, supply and utilization of the most important species of whitefish.
Programme included a full panel of experts from top producing countries:
Russia, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand and China.