The main goal of this agreement is to develop UNE regulatory documents in matters such as traceability, consumer information, work conditions, food hygiene and safety, and the marketing of fishing and aquaculture products.
In order to do this, all public and private interest groups considered relevant will be encouraged to participate in the UNE Technical Standardisation Committees that already exist or those that are created for this purpose.
In order to standardise processes and products in the fishing and aquaculture industry, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) and UNE have worked in collaboration since 2006, and this new protocol sets out a 4-year duration for said collaboration, extendable upon agreement between the parties.
The technical standards are developed within the UNE Technical Standardisation Committees (CTN by its initials in Spanish): Fishing, CTN 195 and Aquaculture, CTN 173. The role of Secretariat of these committees is held by the Spanish Association for Standardization and they feature the representation of the Central and Autonomous Administrations, as well as relevant Associations according to the content of the standard and all the stakeholders.
The photograph features Javier García, CEO of UNE, and Ignacio Gandarias Serrano, General Manager of MAPA Fishery and Aquaculture Management.