The Spanish Network of Women in the Fisheries Sector (Red Española de Mujeres en el Sector Pesquero) is launching its 7th national congress, organised by the General Secretariat of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Government of the Canary Islands. This meeting will be held on 3 and 4 June at the Parador de Turismo “Isla de La Palma”.
Under the slogan “Women of the sea, for a sustainable future”, this edition will address the sustainability of the oceans and seas from different perspectives, with the aim of exploring the role played by women in the fishing sector.
Roundtables and workshops will be organised, making participants to the congress the protagonists of this seventh edition. The aim is to discuss with a gender perspective the challenges and opportunities encountered by participants in different sectors of the fisheries and aquaculture value chain.
The congress thus represents the ideal place to recognise initiatives promoted by women in the field of sustainability in its triple aspect (environmental, economic and social). The congress will also promote the work carried out by women’s associations in the fishing sector and particularly in the Canary Islands.
The 7th congress of the Spanish Network of Women in the Fisheries Sector represents for professionals from the fishing and aquaculture sector a forum for meeting, dialogue and the exchange of reflections and proposals on the path to achieving real and effective equality.
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