The Blue Economy Awards are a biannual event created in 2017 by the Conselleria do Mar to recognize the highlighted projects subsidized by the local developmental participative strategies (EDLP), approved for the "Grupos de Acción Local do sector Pesqueiro" (GALP) with the objective to promote the sustainable development of the fishing zones enclosed in the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020.
The candidates were selected from those proposed by the Grupos de Acción Local do sector pesqueiro de Galicia (GALP)
What are the categories?
What is the voting system?
There are three candidate projects in each of the above categories, and you can choose your favorite projects through this website.
Each person can vote for only one of the projects in each category. The project that receives the highest number of votes in each category will be awarded.
You will be able to vote your favorite projects from the 1st to the 20th of October.
The prizes, which will distinguish the most outstanding projects, will be awarded in an event to be held on October 25.
What are the categories?
This category aims to promote projects that benefit small-scale coastal fishing, either developed by the sector itself or that provide solutions that contribute to better management of resources or sectoral organization, or reinforce the role of the sector in the governance structures of fishery resources. Click here if you want to know the candidates of this category
This category is intended to support projects that stimulate the economy of fishing areas, strengthen their attractiveness, train people and promote entrepreneurship, among others. Click here if you want to know the candidates of this category
This category aims to promote diversification within and outside the fisheries sector, in particular new activities in the fisheries and maritime sector, the linking of tourism and the fishing sector, and the promotion and use of the maritime and fishing cultural heritage, among others. Click here if you want to know the candidates of this category
This category aims to promote innovation at the local level, ie new ideas, new ways of thinking to do. Innovation can take different forms: new markets, new products, new services, new organizational methods, including social innovation. Click here if you want to know the candidates of this category
This category aims to support the circular economy related with the fisheries sector, specially projects of reuse, repair and recycling of the materials employed in the fishing activities, that will minimize the waste and pollution, and give an added value to fishing subproducts.Click here if you want to know the candidates of this category