The topics on the agenda are sustainable fisheries training standard, the revision of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), and of the successful inclusion of sustainable fisheries training in the revised STCW-F.
- fisheries policy
- Thursday 21 September 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
- Brussels, Belgium
- External event
The 'Catching the Potential' project focuses on developing a standard for sustainable fisheries training to be implemented in the EU, aiming at ensuring good prospects for fishers, fishing communities and the marine environment.
The project contributed to the establishment of adequate and uniform competence requirements for fishers. Project partners also believe their trainings will help prepare fishermen and women, trainers, and governments for the revised STCW-F.
This event presents a unique opportunity to highlight the value of a common sustainable training system in Europe, as well as the value of investing in the competences of fishers as they play a central role in achieving the sustainability goals set out in the Common Fisheries Policy. It also emphasises the pivotal role of EU policymakers in advocating for vocational training, career development, and the growth of a modern fishing industry that cares about the well-being of our seas.