Eurofish News

Eurofish to help Enhance the Marine Fishery Industry in Albania – the ALMARS project

AlmarsALMARS is a three-year Erasmus+ capacity building project with a focus on Enhancing the Marine Fishery Industry in Albania. Coordinated by the University of Split, the project responds to the increased demand in skilled personnel in the fishing industry in Albania by opening a professional Master's Program in the field of marine fisheries. ALMARS also addresses the national priorities of enhancing university-enterprise cooperation (thus fostering graduate's employability) and improving the quality of education in Albania by developing graduate platforms in the selected universities, improving educational supply and matching the demand for qualified labour in the Blue Growth sectors.

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EUROFISH safety measures during the coronavirus outbreak in Denmark

Corona12 March 2020

All meetings scheduled to take place at EUROFISH Headquarters in Copenhagen are cancelled, postponed, or will be organised via video conference, until further notice. Following guidelines issued by the Danish authorities, EUROFISH staff will continue working, but from home. They can be contacted on their individual emails or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Updates to this information will be provided as needed.

Any inconvenience caused by this situation is regretted.


Regional conference in Poland postponed

Regional Conference2020 PLThe preparations for the regional fisheries conference ‘Market Access Opportunities and Challenges’ to be held in Gdynia, Poland on 31 March 2020 is nearing finalisation.

However, a successful outcome is threatened by the spread of the corona virus. In Europe, travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine measures have been introduced for travellers due to the virus. Unfortunately, several speakers and participants have been affected by these restrictions. As further developments cannot be predicted, the above-mentioned regional conference is being postponed until further notice.

We will suggest an alternative date as soon as the situation improves.

EUROFISH Governing Council hosts a record number of participants

GC group2020The 19th session of the EUROFISH Governing Council was held on 6 and 7 February 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This annual meeting brought together a record number of representatives from the organisation’s member countries (Albania, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Turkey), observer countries, and institutions like the FAO, Baltic Sea Advisory Council, GFCM, and the Nordic Council of Ministers to review the activities conducted by the organisation in 2019 and to approve the work programme proposed for 2020. The event was chaired by Romania and gave presentations on recent trade agreements and market access by Marcio Castro de Souza, an FAO expert; on the implementation of a traceability system in Latvia by Normunds Riekstins of the Latvian Ministry of Agriculture, and on Croatian experiences with the digitalisation of systems for fisheries control and traceability, presented by Mirta Novak of the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.

The external presentations are available here:

EUROFISH Business Platform at Fish International

FishInternational 20Held biennially and now entering its 4th decade, fish international is Germany's only seafood trade fair. The 17th edition of the fish international will take place place in Bremen, Germany on 9-11 February 2020. fish international is a window on the German market, which is among the biggest in Europe for fish and seafood. Eurofish International Organisation, together with the fair organisers Messe Bremen, provides a Business Platform to companies from its member countries, where they can exhibit and promote their products and services, communicate with visitors and other exhibitors, and look for potential business partners.

Please visit Eurofish Business Platform at Hall 5, Booth C-18 and meet the companies exhibiting:


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