United Nations

June 2022 - You are accessing an old version of our website. The Ocean Voluntary Commitments have been migrated here: https://sdgs.un.org/partnerships/action-networks/ocean-commitments

You will be redirected to the new Voluntary Commitments register in 10 seconds.

Training and capacity building on fisheries for young men and women through the INTERMARES training vessel for Latin America
by Spain (Secretariat for Fisheries, Spain) (Government)
Training and capacity building on fisheries in the INTERMARES training vessel for Latin America

Promote, through the exchange of experiences, training for the increase of added value of fishery products, and possible certification of the same.
- Support campaigns to promote activities in the field of fisheries, such as facilitating technological exchange through training programs, technical support in management programs (in case of participation of managers in these countries, especially in the case of female managers) And fisheries management.

- Transportation and marketing of fishery products: cooperation in the development of knowledge of systems and their application for the development of possible forms of commercialization for first sale (different presentations ranging from a minimum processing, to fresh selling of different presentations or in Preservation, freezing ...)

- Promotion of private entrepreneurship through training and knowledge of new techniques that allow the increase of added value of product.
- Integral training in operation of a fishing vessel (mechanical modules) in other subjects required in ship's crew as a mechanic.
- Training in fishery resources sustainability.

- High specialisation modules
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
  • Market-based instruments (Individually Traded Quotas, Vessel Day Schemes, etc.)
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Access to market-based instruments
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
2019/ 2020
High specialisation modules for women on Capacity building and control of critical laboratory points
January 2019
Improvement of knowledge in extractive fisheries, oriented also to the sustainability of the fishing resource and its better exploitation.
January 2020
Increased training in technologies applicable to the valuation of the fishery product, increasing its useful life and commercial value.
June 2019
Training for disadvantaged sectors and people with lower representation in the sector: young people and women.
Staff / Technical expertise
Techinical expertise
Other, please specify
The use of the INTERMARES training vessel
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2019 - December 2020
Secretariat for Fisheries (Government)/ Latin american countries (Government)/ Fisheries sector
Ocean Basins
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Communities of young fishermen and women
Contact information
Pilar VARA, Deputy Director for Protection of Fisheries Resources, sgprotec@mapama.es, +34913476110
Madrid, SPAIN
Other SDGs
United Nations