About a 100 researchers from different European universities and research centres are participating this week in the launch of the European project MYFISH. This project includes a total of 31 partner institutions, amongst which are two promoters of the Campus do Mar, namely; the University of Vigo and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, represented by Mr. José María Darrocha and Mr. Santiago Cerviño, respectively.
MYFISH will perform an in-depth study of sustainable fisheries management with the involvement of all participating actors and it therefore is directly related to Cluster 2 of the Campus do Mar: “Sustainable use of marine resources”. This is an important project financed under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme with a budget of 6.5 million Euros, of which the EU will be contributing 5 million.
According to the remarks made at the inauguration session by the project coordinator , Ms. Anna Rindorf, a researcher from the Danish National Institute for Aquatic Research ”this is about getting maximum benefit from an important resource such as fish and not in just any manner but by always bearing in mind the management of objectives and consequences “.
Ms. Rindorf, who was accompanied by the Vice-chancellor of the University of Vigo, Mr. Salustiano Mato, the Director of the Vigo Oceanographic Centre, Mr. Valentín Trujillo and the Director of the International Area of the Campus do Mar, Mr. Alberto González-Garcés, also made special reference to the marine excellence campus, which she said was undoubtedly a very interesting project.