FUNDAMAR and OPPC-3, with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, within the framework of the pleamar Program of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, have developed, the REDMAR II project during 2019. This program envisages to promote on-board experiences and to improve On-line exchange of good practices, in terms of equal opportunities, safety on board and environment.

The 31st January the Final Seminar to Present the Project Results took place in morning session. It was attended, among other personalities, by Mrs Rosa Quintana, Minister for Sea of the  Xunta de Galicia; Mr. Abel Caballero, Mayor of Vigo; Mrs. Dolores Rois, head of the Exploitation Area of the Port Authority of Vigo; and Mr. Javier Remiro, coordinator of the Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Area at the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition.

REDMAR II Project has met all the expected objectives:

  • Minimum boarding of two women on board fishing vessels. Two women have embarked on board fishing vessels. One of them is currently on board for the second time with the same shipping company that contracted her within the framework of the project; and in February another woman is expected to embark in one of the fishing vessels of the Malvinas fleet.  SEE CLIPS


  • Expansion and consolidation of REDMAR Network. 20 public and private companies are currently part of the Network
  • On-line Exchange of good practices, in terms of equal opportunities, safety on board and environment. Throughout 2018, three workshops have been developed, covering the three topics of exchange. The conclusions of each workshop can be read in the following links


  1. Diagnosis of the Sector. Strategy to count on more women holding seafarers certificate and promoting of their employability


  1. On board management of waste : Regulation, training and adaptation


  1. Gender perspective in the Prevention of Labours Risks and Safety


The development of projects such as REDMAR II promotes a really equal access for women and men to employment in the fishing sector; encourages the exchange of experiences and good practices in such important matters as the prevention of work-related and environment hazards, through networking among all agents in the sector.

More information on the Project can be found in REDMAR website:



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