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Valenciaport Promotes Fishing Tourism And Marine Litter Recycling In Gandia

Valenciaport promotes fishing tourism and marine litter recycling in Gandia

Source: Valenciaport
Valencia, September 16, 2021.- The Artisanal Fishing Show, Tourism i Territori de la Mediterrània de Gandia, begins this Saturday with a program of events full of multiple activities aimed at all audiences. Guided tours, show cooking, exhibitions, storytelling, music and workshops are some of the proposals that will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday on the esplanade of the fish market. This is the second edition
of a unique, educational and committed contest to enhance the value of the fishing sector so deeply rooted in the city and promote a sustainable blue economy. The event that is organized by the Fishermen’s Association of Gandia has the support of the Valencia Port Authority (APV) and the Valenciaport Foundation who will be present with an exhibitor where they will be informed of some of the initiatives they are carrying out to promote the fishing industry of our territory. Specifically, Valenciaport will present at this event activities for the recycling of marine litter and the promotion of tourism associated with the fishing tradition of municipalities such as Gandia. Thus, between tastings of typical dishes of the area such as fideuà, octopus or cuttlefish, guided visits to the port or the fish market, maritime rescue demonstrations, theater and musical activities or scientific and children’s workshops, the public who comes to The Exhibition will be able to know two emblematic projects in which the Valencianport Foundation participates: RepescaPlas and Tourismed Plus. The RepescaPlas project celebrates its fourth year removing plastic and other wastes from the sea, studying how they affect the maritime ecosystem and valuing them to transform them into new resources that serve society. An initiative in which the Valenciaport Foundation and the Gandia Fishermen’s Association actively participate -various vessels collect these discharges-, together with the Technological Institute of Plastic (AIMPLAS), the Zero Waste Association, the University of Vigo, the Port Authority of Marín and the Fishermen’s Association of La Restinga. In 2020, 4,218 kilos of marine litter recovered by the brotherhoods of the ports of Gandia, Marón and Vigo in Galicia, and La Restinga on the island of Hierro were removed. The Zero Waste Association and the University of Vigo are in charge of the characterization of these wastes to define their nature and ecotoxicity, while AIMPLAS explores the possibilities of recycling the different plastic materials present in marine litter to try to reintegrate them in the chain of value. A commitment to the circular and blue economy that is part of Valenciaport’s commitment to sustainability and awareness of respect for the sea. Turismed Plus is a project in which the Valenciaport Foundation participates, which makes a clear commitment to fishing tourism, an effective and replicable response to face threats to the sector and to value a deeply rooted industry in many coastal areas and promote the sustainability of maritime and fishing heritage and raise awareness about the importance of marine culture. This initiative, a continuation of Tourismed, aims to capitalize on the sustainable fishing tourism business model developed in the first stage to apply it in other territories, as well as improve institutional support for this activity in all participating regions. An initiative of the Gandia Fishermen’s Association The II Mostra de Pesca Artesanal, Turisme i Territori de la Mediterrània de Gandia, under the slogan #GandiaLaMarDeBo, is organized by the Fishermen’s Association together with the City Council, the Gandia-Albufera Local Action Group and the Eucrante Association. The president of the Gandia Fishermen’s Association, Enrique Pérez, explained that this exhibition “is a way of bringing the agent closer to everything that is around the sea, raising awareness about our seas and promoting the circular and blue economy to value and the commitment to our territory. In addition, it is a way of promoting the sustainable tourism and gastronomic aspect of our city. Therefore, during these two days visitors will be able to enjoy multiple activities from show cooking, to networking workshops. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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