CetAMBIcion project starts the meetings with the fishing sector
Last 8th April, was held the first meeting between the CetAMBIcion Project and representatives of the Portuguese fishing associations. At the meeting the project was presented, as well as the pilot actions predicted to be developed with the collaboration of the fishermen. These pilot actions consist in the use of acoustic devices (pingers) in the fishing activities, a task of our researchers with the coordination of the University of Algarve (UAlg). The representatives of the fishing associations also discussed their suggestions and concerns.
Due to the current situation, the meeting took place online, with five fishing associations participating out of the eight partnering with the project: Associação dos Armadores de Pesca Artesanal da Baía de Monte Gordo; Quarpesca – Associação dos Armadores de Pesca de Quarteira; Vianapesca – Cooperativa de Produtores de Peixe de Viana do Castelo; OlhãoPesca - Organização de Produtores de Pesca do Algarve e a Associação Portuguesa da Arte Xávega. The link with the fishing sector will remain throughout the project and it is fundamental for its success!
Besides our researchers and UAlg, other Portuguese project partners of the project were present - CIIMAR, DGRMPT, Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests and IPMA.