Commissioner Sinkevičius on a visit to Spain to meet the fisheries sector, textiles industry and visit natural spots of ecological interest

Today and tomorrow, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius is travelling to Spain to discuss fisheries with a number of interlocutors from Galicia and the Mediterranean coast. The Commissioner will meet representatives of the Spanish and regional governments including Luis Planas, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Rosa Quintana Carballo, Minister of the Sea of the region of Galicia;  Mireia Mollè Herrera, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition of the region of Murcia; and Hugo Morán Fernández, State Secretary for the Environment. In addition, he is going on a number of visits starting today to the North with the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) in Vigo and the nature reserve Cíes Islands, as well as visits to textiles companies, and continuing tomorrow to the South with the Mar Menor and the Marine Reserve of Fishing Interest of Tabarca and the fisheries port of Santa Pola. Commissioner Sinkevičius will meet representatives from non-governmental organisations, the Spanish fishing industry and fishermen associations, as well as representatives of the marine sector’s main scientific institutions. He will give a press point tomorrow at 12:15.