FISHERY PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS
The Organización de Productores de Pesca del Puerto y Ría de Marín (OPROMAR), is an organisation that brings together a total of 35 fishing companies with ships of the following modalities: trawlers, longliners and purse seiners. OPROMAR objectives include supporting and promoting all actions focused on the improvement of the fishing activity, with special emphasis on sustainability and long-term viability, in order to generate social and economic benefits.
The Organización de Productores Pesqueros de Burela (Lugo) (OPP-7), was one of the first OPPs to be established in Spain. It was in 1986 and motivated by the entry of the country into the European Economic Community (EEC) together with the correct implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (PCP) in its fleet. More than 30 years later the Organization OPP-07 is an exceptional example of the evolution and modernization experienced in the fishing sector, a strategic sector in the economy of Galicia. It is currently constituted by vessels of 4 fleet modalities: surface longline, bottom longline, bottom trawling and purse-seine fishing.
The Organización de Palangreros Guardeses was established in A Guarda (Pontevedra), on 15th March 1996, in order to regulate, develop and promote the fishing activity of longline vessels, both fresh and freezers. The defense of the interests of the Organization members is also of great relevance, adopting the required measures to guarantee the rational exercise of the activity and improving the sale conditions. OR.PA.GU´s fleet is located at all oceans and seas, with fishing units in the Pacific, Indian, North Atlantic and South Atlantic oceans, having been recognised in 2016 with the transnational scope by combining Spanish and Portuguese fleet.
The Organización de Productores Nacional de Palangre de Altura, OPNAPA, was set up in November 2020 with the firm intention of defending the interests of the surface longline fleet and acting as a valid interlocutor representing this group, being officially recognised as a national Producers’ Organisation by resolution of 13 April 2021 by the Dirección General de Ordenación Pesquera y Acuicultura (Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación).
OPNAPA is made up of 46 companies and 51 vessels from the surface longline fleet that operate in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, mainly in international waters where the species they fish for are found.
National Association of Commercializing Companies and Transformers of Highly Migratory Species was constituted in 2018 with the purpose of facilitating the development of its associates activity, promoting sustainable practices that support the production and commercialization of the surface longline fishing, particularly in the areas of environmental, economic and social sustainability; food safety and public health.
To this end, the association will cover actions as:
Promote all necessary initiatives aimed to recognise the surface longline fishery in all oceans as sustainable and responsible.
Implement improvement measures that guarantee the sustainability of the fishery.
Promote actions and studies to guarantee food safety.
Cooperate with public authorities and private bodies implied on promoting public health.
Create, promote and encourage a collective image that supports the implementation of good practices in production and marketing.
Establish defined communication strategies to give visibility to the good practices carried out by the fleet and the industry.
Establish collaboration with all types of public and private organizations whose goals are similar to those established by this association.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ANECTEAM
JUAN ROJAS RIQUELME
ENRIQUE JOSE FREIRE
ROSA Mª FERNÁNDEZ