A workshop on coastal fisheries in the North Atlantic will be held in Matís’ headquarters at Vínlandsleið 12 in Reykjavík on March 25th & 26th 2014.
For those who are not in Iceland during the above days, a satellite workshop option is also available: https://meet.matis.is/jonas/3B0WBFFM
Coastal fisheries and coastal communities in the North-Atlantic are in many respect struggling for survival. Difficult operating environments, low recruitment within the sector, high entry costs, competition from other fleet sectors and regional development are among the challenges that the sector is facing. At the same time the coastal fleet in some areas is adapting to new operating environment and has utilised new opportunities for growth and prosperity.
Researchers and other stakeholders connected to the coastal sectors in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland have been studying the operating environments, main challenges and potential opportunities of their coastal sectors over the past few months. They are now facilitating a workshop that will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland, on March 25th and 26th 2014. The objective of the workshop is to share the information already gathered on the subject and to compare experiences within the N-Atlantic coastal sector. The presentations given at the workshop will include introductions from the coastal vessel owner associations from each of the participating countries, presentations on initiatives and research into potential market differentiation of coastal catch, presentations from equipment and technology providers on innovative solutions for the coastal sector, initiatives around coastal vessel tourism and more.
Participation at the workshop is free of charge. The agenda for the workshop can be found on the Coastal Fisheries home page.
Additional information is available at www.coastalfisheries.net.
Registration: send e-mail to Jónas R. Viðarsson, firstname.lastname@example.org.