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#Vigo16: A consolidated yearly appointment for fisheries stakeholders


The World Congress co-organized by FAO and Conxemar has become a benchmark event both for professionals of the sector as well as for experts, renowned scientists and the highest fishing authorities worldwide.

The following day, the annual International Frozen Seafood exhibition, the biggest event dedicated to the frozen seafood sector in Spain, will take place over three days.

Global experts convene in Vigo to discuss the status of the cephalopods sector during the 2016 World Congress

The 2016 World Congress on Cephalapods will be held on 3 October at the Centro Social Afundación in Vigo, Spain, and is now open for registration.

The one-day agenda of this 5th Edition of the World Congress will focus on Cephalopods in the context of raw material shortages. Ministers of Fisheries, FAO experts and international industry executives will address the state of the resource, markets, supply and the use of the main Cephalopod species. Attendees will gain an overview of the international market performance and future prospects in trade.

As strong participation representing over 30 countries is expected, CONXEMAR will inevitably be the most important place for the cephalopod sector to be this October. The Congress will also serve as an excellent opportunity for networking and to learn how to improve decision making capacities through innovative methods of data gathering and management.

FAO Globefish to meet the Spanish seafood sector during the eighteenth International Frozen Seafood Exhibition

Annually, the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of Fish products and Aquaculture organizes the International Frozen Seafood Exhibition (CONXEMAR), which this year will celebrate its 18th edition, from 4 to 6 October 2016.

The event is held in a worldwide key market for the industry - Spain is the largest European seafood importer and the third largest worldwide. Vigo in particular serves as the main fishing port in Europe and is home to some of the most prominent companies in the fish processing industry. CONXEMAR has become an essential meeting point and business platform for processors, distributors, importers and exporters of seafood products.

FAO Globefish will be present at the exposition - please stop by our booth to share your point of view on fish market trends or to join our international family!

Decent work for Blue Growth: towards social responsibility in the fish business

Along with a significant exhibition area, the fair will host the third FAO Vigo Dialogue on decent work. The Vigo Dialogue sessions in 2014 and 2015 discussed the promotion of decent work issues in fisheries and aquaculture, and in 2015 focused on benefits and incentives of decent work in the sector. This year discussion will address labour issues and due diligence in seafood supply chains. Participants will also discuss the progress made in promoting decent work in fisheries and aquaculture and next steps moving forward. More detailed information and the provisional agenda can be found here.


Follow the events on Twitter: @FAOfish (English) @FAOpesca (Español) #Vigo16

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