Secretary General, Fisheries, stresses that research and innovation are the guarantee of the future for fishing activity

Secretary-General for Fisheries, Isabel Artim, today emphasized that research and science are key allies in meeting the challenges of sustainability, profitability and competitiveness in the fishing sector. For this reason, it has been ensured that each euro allocated to items related to research, knowledge and training has a strategic multiplier effect and is a guarantee for the future.

Isabel Artim participated this morning in Gijón at the opening of a technical conference on innovation in fishing promoted by the organization. Artisan makers of the Principality of Asturias (Opusturius – OPP90,, Where he reviewed some of the actions envisaged in the Program of Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR) and the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (FEMPS), two instruments that, he assures, favor a growing investment public It is R+D+I.

In the area of ​​FEMPA, he highlighted that it envisages a line of support for innovation projects that aim to improve the sustainable management of fishing resources. These grants will specifically promote projects aimed at improving the selectivity of fishing gear and providing innovative solutions.

With regard to the PRT, the Secretary-General recalled that it clarified two aid lines endowed with a total of 11 million euros for projects promoting blue growth and research and technological development and innovation in fishing and aquaculture.

Isabel Artim has assured that innovation will also be very present in Spain’s tasks and priorities during the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which it will hold in the second half of the year. He has highlighted the decarbonization of the fleet as the main approach of the Spanish government in this period, the strengthening of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to advance the open strategic autonomy of the Union and the reform of the decision-making process in the Council of Ministers.

In his speech, the Secretary-General highlighted the fundamental role played by fish producer organizations in achieving the objectives defined in the CFP and, in particular, the work they do to strengthen the value chain and that the fishing sector Be profitable, competitive and responsive to consumer demands.

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