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Fishing sector and educators work together for sustainable fishing training

9 November 2021

The PFA is a partner in the project Catching The Potential, a cooperative effort of the fishing sector and educators to develop and implement an effective, international standard for sustainable fishing training for fishers.


On Tuesday 4 and Friday 5 November project partners from Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands, together with representatives from the Dutch fisheries school joined a seminar to share views on and experiences in sustainable fisheries. The participants experienced a taste of the Dutch sustainable fishing course ‘Fishing with future’ and a visit to the fish auction and a fishing vessel in IJmuiden.


The PFA takes part in Catching The Potential to share the knowledge gained in 'Fishing with a Future' with international partners and to contribute to the realisation of a standard for sustainable fishing in international conventions, such as the STCW-F. This concerns education not only on the management of fish stocks, but also on sustainable business operations and the position of fishers.


More information can be found at or visit our partners:


European CommissionEuropêche, Catching The PotentialCEFCM Novikontas Training Center,  Bord Iascaigh Mhara - Ireland's Seafood Development AgencyCentro Tecnológico del Mar FUNDACIÓN CETMAREnaleia Berufsbildungszentrum am Nord-Ostsee-KanalProSea Marine Education 



PFA represents the interests of nine European freezer-trawler companies involved in pelagic fishing activities for human consumption.

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