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19th to 21st of May 2026
19st, 20nd & 21th
MAY 2026


Vigo becomes the world centre for eco-efficient fishing in May 2010

The First international Conference on Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency "E-fishing" on energy efficiency in the fisheries sector, will be held on 18th, 19th and 20th of May in Vigo. This symposium is one of the activities in the framework of the activities of the International Exhibition on Shipbuilding Industry, NAVALIA which in its third edition has ranked among the top five position on the ranking of world exhibitions. It will be the first in a series of biennial meetings conferences where experts from around the world will report on recent advances in research and development in the field of energy conservation in fishing vessels. This year will gather at this international forum, presentations made by scientists from prestigious research institutes in the field of eco-efficiency in fisheries. These include the Irish Sea Fisheries Delete (Ireland), the Australian Maritime College (Australia), the Institute of Marine Sciences in Italy, or the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). There will be researchers coming to Vigo from 15 different countries, making global epicentre in this critical area for the respect of both air and marine ecosystems, and for the economic development of industries such as fishing and shipbuilding. Furthermore, it is expected the presence of more than 25,000 visitors at NAVALIA from more than 75 countries, which will have a positive effect on the organization of this congress.
The "E-fishing" is a pioneering event, it is the first conference of its kind with the participation of nations around the world. Moreover, the call has enjoyed a great reception from industry professionals because of the global economic crisis hitting especially to fishing because of the negative effects of continued rise in fuel prices.
The program, which will comprise thirty technical papers will be very varied and covers all stages of the process: from the transformation of energy, machinery design, use of renewableenergies or the application of new technologies on ships.
In parallel, there will be poster sessions for related projects. To do so, a R & D area has been arranged within NAVALIA, where research organizations attending the symposium will present their latest initiatives launched to improve energy efficiency in fishing vessels.
People interested in assist to the congress can register themselves in the web page of the congress . There are reduced rates for students and early registration discounts.