Senegalese fishing vessel. (Photo: USCG)
Galicia offers collaboration for Senegal to renew its fishing fleet
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
Galician government representatives expressed the Minister of Fisheries and Political Economy of Senegal the interest in the Xunta to collaborate on a project of this African country to renew its industrial and artisanal fishing fleet.
At a meeting held this week, the Undersecretariat of Marine Affairs in office, Rosa Quintana, offered Minister Oumar Gueye support for the training plan that Senegal wants to launch for workers in the fleet and to improve competitiveness from the sector.
Meanwhile, the Undersecretariat of Economy, Employment and Industry in office, Francisco Conde, highlighted the possibility of collaborating with this project through the Galician naval sector participating in the fleet renewal.
In this sense, the Senegalese minister expressed his interest in the work carried out by the regional government in these fields and the experience of Galicia in the field of fisheries, which represents 50 per cent of fisheries in Spain and 10 per cent of the European Union.
The Galician directors agreed to continue contacts in order to outline the bilateral cooperation in this field in order to deepen and strengthen a possible future cooperation that is beneficial to both parties.
The Galician Government has maintained collaboration with Senegal through European project Marenda, coordinated by Cetmar Foundation. This initiative has maritime administrations and port authorities of the countries of Central and West Africa as the main beneficiaries and includes the provision of technical assistance, provision and implementation of tools and systems for the exchange of port maritime data as well as the development of training activities.
Project actions focus on five priority countries such as Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Cameroon so that the results were then extrapolated to other countries in the region.