FIS.com–Spanish tuna industry specialists gathered at the Second National Tuna Congress held in Madrid this week to discuss the current situation of the industry, generating more than 40,000 jobs in the country, including direct and indirect ones. The meeting, whose theme was “Taste, Health and Sustainability ‘, provided an opportunity to highlight the consumption of this “nutritional jewel,” whose characteristics are reinforced when the food is preserved, the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) reported. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA), Isabel Fernández Tejerina, stated the Spanish tuna fleet is an example of sustainable management for the global industry. She highlighted the dynamism adopted by the sector in the world.
Spain is the leading producer of canned products in the European Union (EU) and the second in the world, with an annual value close to EUR 900 million. In the forum CEPESCA president, Amador Suarez, highlighted “the close collaboration among administrators, businesses and scientific institutions,” which allows the Spanish tuna fleet to meet industry standards regulated by the regional fisheries organizations (RFOs).
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