The Basque Government and the Brazilian Government open up lines of cooperation in the sphere of fisheries and aquaculture
During his official two-day visit to the Basque Country, the Brazilian Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Marcelo Crivella, has spent time at the Azti Tecnalia Research Centre, the Bacaladera, Sorymar and Salica companies and the Astilleros Murueta shipyard facilities and its new vessel Itxas Txori. The Basque Government's Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy, Bittor Oroz, accompanied the Minister given the interest expressed by the Brazilian official in the fishery sector, its activity, technology and products.
The visits concluded with the commitment by the two executives to cooperate in the field of fisheries and aquaculture to foster mutual prosperity and wellbeing. The points of interests identified and that set the lines of work between Brazil and the Basque Country in the sphere of technology and innovation linked to the world of fisheries and aquaculture are as follows:
1. Exchange of experience to assess small pelagic fish.
2. Information transfer on fishery management
3. Analysis of operational oceanography systems
4. Transfer of technology to add value to fishery products
5. Analysis of alternative energies such as Biofuel
6. Exchange of technologies and innovation in cultivating microalgae
7. Fishery maritime training as a development path
The next visit of the Brazilian government will coincide with the events organised by the Brazilian Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Basque Government with Basque entrepreneurs from the sector that may be interested in developing trade activities, investments and technology exchange in this emerging country.