International conference on advances in

marine technologies

applied to discard mitigation and management

2 – 4 May 2018 | VIGO · Galicia (SPAIN)

Abstract submission deadline extended until 22 January 2018


Conference event

The MARTEC18 Conference event will be focused in the R+D+i oriented to global societal needs, looking for innovative solutions to meet the requirements to comply with the new legal framework of the fishing sector related to the Landing Obligation of nowadays discarded species while ensuring the sustainability of marine resources and the long term viability of the fishing activity as well.

Therefore, the meeting is open to commercial interests, government agencies and academic expertise. Selected papers will be published on a Special issue of Marine Policy.

Vigo, the biggest city in the northwest of Spain with one of the most important fresh fish ports worldwide, is hosting the MARTEC Conference. The Institute of Marine Research (IIM) of the CSIC will be the institution in charge of the congress organization, in collaboration with the Technological Center of Sea (CETMAR) and with the support of all partners of LIFE iSEAS (IEO, CESGA, USC, JOSMAR, OPROMAR). The venue will be the Auditorio Afundación.


Five sesions topics

The MARTEC18 program will be covered
and elaborated through the following topics:

Advances on-board

Advances on-board

Innovative gears and
quantification of the total catch.

Advances on-board

Data management and processing

Definition of an efficient modelling
of fishing activity.

Advances on-board

Solutions in land

Innovative management solutions
for the landing obligation

Advances on-board

Environmental and socio-economic implications

Socio-economic costs and impacts of implementation of the LO and discard ban policies.

Advances on-board

The future of the fishing sector

Threats and opportunities beyond 2019. Round table with experts.

Social Programme

The Cíes Islands
are the Vigo estuary’s greatest treasure



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With the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community


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