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Bermeo Tuna Forum – Registration is OPEN!

The organisation and opening of registration for the 1st Bermeo Tuna Forum, the international forum that will become a place for debate, reflection and awareness-raising on the promotion of sustainable management of the world’s most important fishing resource: tuna, is now underway. The meeting, organised by Bermeo Tuna World Capital (BTWC), a public-private partnership made up of key players in the tuna value chain, will be held in Bilbao and Bermeo (Bizkaia, Spain) on 2 and 3 May 2023, coinciding with World Tuna Day.

The forum also seeks to agree on shared commitments between different actors – with the capacity for impact and socio-economic transformation – throughout the global tuna supply chain. The ultimate goal is to push for an International Declaration on Tuna Sustainability by the UN General Assembly in order to protect this precious resource and its ecosystems for present and future generations, as well as to guarantee the human rights of all those involved in its supply chain, one of the longest and most complex in the food sector.

The BTWC Partnership will bring together leading global institutional representatives, as well as specialised agencies of the UN system, scientific bodies and European representatives of the fisheries sector. In addition, representatives of the cities that will form an International Alliance of Cities for Tuna Sustainability, cities whose main industry is the tuna industry, will attend with the aim of guaranteeing its sustainable management from an environmental and social point of view.

In this line, from BTWC we have already taken the first steps by presenting the proposed International Declaration for Tuna Sustainability and the Alliance of World Tuna Cities in the recently held National Tuna Congress organised by OPAGAC in Madrid and in the framework of the UN World Ocean Conference, held in June in Lisbon, with the participation, among others, of the representatives of Manta, Bermeo and Puerto Victoria.

The Bermeo Tuna Forum will be a great opportunity to direct the shared objectives and efforts of all the parties involved in the fulfilment of the goals of the 2030 Agenda and thus become a reference tool within the framework of the Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 to be a tractor agent in the construction of a framework for transformation within SDG 14 – Underwater Life – and related SDGs.

This first edition of Bermeo Tuna Forum will focus on the importance and need for the establishment of partnerships for comprehensive sustainable management in the tuna fishing sector from its environmental, social and economic aspects, addressing key issues such as social and labour rights of workers at sea and the fight against IUU fishing (illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing). In the following link you can access the video-promotion of the event: video.

Registrations are open (limited capacity), so we encourage professionals in the sector, related agents, institutions and society committed to sustainability to register and reserve their place to attend the Bermeo Tuna Forum on 2 May at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao.


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