Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
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Sea Talking: Fisheries, Policies and Sustainability

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The Sea Talking are back to the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo. The theme of this session, which takes place in the Codfish Aquarium, is especially important and of interest to all: Fisheries and Sustainability. In a debate moderated by Alvaro Garrido, the speakers are leading experts of the matter and do not think the problems and challenges of fisheries in the same way. Pedro Jorge is the head of the main Portuguese industrial fisheries association, ADAPI, and has a wide experience and technical knowledge in distant fisheries and in the international bureaucracy of the sector. Gonçalo Carvalho is a leader of the non-governmental organization PONGPesca and has a wide scientific knowledge, especially in the area of Biology. The debate promises. Is the fishing crisis real or exaggerated? Can we imagine scenarios of expansion of the sector or should we prepare to consume less fish of wild origin?

3 November | Saturday | 17:00 | Codfish Aquarium

With Gonçalo Carvalho (Pong-Pesca) and Pedro Jorge (ADAPI)

Pedro Jorge Silva
ADAPI Chairman

He has been working in the industrial fishing sector since 1970. He is currently Chairman of ADAPI (Association of Industrial Fishing Shipowners), Administrator of the Miradouro Group, member of the Fisheries Branch, member of the Fisheries Compensation Fund. Previously, on behalf of the Miradouro Fishing Society, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mutual Fishermen Shipowners and the Navalria Board of Directors. He also integrated the establishment and operation of an Organization of Fisheries Producers.

Gonçalo Ferreira de Carvalho
Degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Algarve and Master in Urban, Territory and Environmental Sociology from ISCTE / IUL

He devoted the first part of his professional career to data collection and monitoring of several fisheries in continental and insular Portugal, and also participated in coastal ecology, ichthyofauna and aquaculture projects. Since 2006, the year he collaborated in the creation of Sciaena, he has become increasingly involved with various non-governmental organizations of the environment (ONGA), especially in fisheries policies and the conservation of marine ecosystems. He is currently Executive Coordinator of Sciaena, coordinator of PONG-Pesca and consultant for international ONGA.