Teach a fisherman to market
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CTA. 2000. Teach a fisherman to market. Spore 89. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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seminar co-organised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and CTA, in Spain in June 2000
The sophistication of the European fresh fish market is raising the stakes for ACP producers and exporters, with strict hygiene and packaging standards, tight schedules and a discerning public. Further up the production chain, there are practical barriers to joint efforts in training, market information, modernising equipment and managing shared fish stocks. These issues, plus the challenge of supplying regional markets, were the focus of an intensive mobile seminar co-organised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and CTA, in Spain in June 2000. It was attended by 21 representatives of fishery bodies, producers and traders from Angola, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles and South Africa, plus a full raft of Spanish sector specialists. Participants visited auctions, fishermen s associations and fish processors in the Vigo region on Spain s Atlantic coast. The programme continued in Madrid, visiting the world s largest fish market, MercaMadrid, and outlining concerted and consistent action for sustainable ACP fisheries. As a source of protein and foreign exchange, they deserve careful husbandry.