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Galicia will receive Euro 100 million to promote the seafood canning industry

Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 05:39 UTC
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Nunez Feijoo said that the sector will receive an endorsement of EUR 100 million, with funds provided by the European Union, Madrid and the Galician government Nunez Feijoo said that the sector will receive an endorsement of EUR 100 million, with funds provided by the European Union, Madrid and the Galician government
The seafood industry in Galicia represents around 12,000 jobs, 6.5% of industrial employment, and invoiced almost EUR 1.3 billion annually. The seafood industry in Galicia represents around 12,000 jobs, 6.5% of industrial employment, and invoiced almost EUR 1.3 billion annually.

The president of the Government of the Spanish region of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, announced a strategic plan for the canning industry that will consolidate the sector in the gourmet markets and maintain Galicia as world leader in the field.

 Additionally he advocated working side by side with the private sector to increase competitiveness, and added value of by-products of catches and discards.

To achieve this goal, Nunez Feijoo said that the sector will receive an endorsement of EUR 100 million, with funds provided by the European Union, and the Spanish central and Galician governments.

During his speech at the ceremony presenting Anfaco-Cecopesca Medals, the president of Galicia recalled that the autonomous community has always been able to take advantage of the potential of a sector that represents around 12,000 jobs, 6.5% of industrial employment, and invoiced almost EUR 1.3 billion annually.

According to the Galician Government, this competitive sector places Galicia as the first European region and the second largest in the world in the production of canned fish and shellfish, and with the capacity to advance by exporting 80% of its production.

Feijoo concluded highlighting Anfaco-Cecopesca as an example of the sector's long history and its desire for progress and improvement. He said that, “not in vain, this organization represents more than 200 companies and is a strong bet for the future, a commitment to innovation, knowledge and to grow according to the times”. (FIS).

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  • EscoSesDoidao

    Rajoy's home area. They want to continue with access to UK waters for their fishing fleet. Which is why the Tories have just announced the screwing over of Scottish Fishermen who were/are Tory/EU leave voters. Now it is appaarent the Tories will include the dreaded CFP in domestic law (betraying all Scots/UK Fishermen) I guess they will now loose all the Fishing community votes....

    May 10th, 2017 - 08:49 am 0
  • Pete Bog

    EscoSesDoidao

    I''m contacting my MP, there is a big opportunity with Brexit for the UK regions to revitalise the fishing industry. The CFP should be kicked into touch.

    Thanks for pointing this out.

    May 10th, 2017 - 11:26 am 0
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Pete. Westminster will never do that, they could not care less for UK Fishermen/industry.
    They will continue to allow everyone fishing rights to UK (most of which soon to be Scottish) waters regardless of Brexit.

    May 10th, 2017 - 08:42 pm 0
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