• 6/10/2013


  • The Agreement aims at the sustainability and diversification of fishing and aquaculture activities, through combination with tourism activity.
  • Marine tourism affects the diversification of the tourism product and promotes the competitiveness of destinations, by constituting an experience for the visitor and an instrument of differentiation.
  • This agreement contributes to achieving the sustainability of fishing activity, the objective of the current European Fisheries Fund and the next Maritime Fund.

11.06.13. The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Borrego Cortés, and the Secretary General of Fisheries, Carlos Domínguez Díaz, have signed today an agreement to promote actions related to marine tourism in Spain, the duration of which is two years. Marine tourism agreement signed

Diversify and make the activity sustainable in areas dependent on fishing and aquaculture activities, involving through tourism people who work in this sector and who perceive tourism as a business alternative, both total and partial to the main activity. , is the main objective of the agreement between the two ministries.

With the signing of this agreement, it is also intended to help achieve one of the objectives of the fisheries policy of the European Union, through the financial instruments of the current European Fisheries Fund, in the future Maritime, as is the sustainability of the activity.

The actions to be developed will be monitored by the Commission created for this purpose, made up of representatives of the two ministries, and will meet at least once every three months.

Marine tourism

Marine tourism is considered, from the perspective of supply, that developed by maritime professionals with an orientation to the dissemination of their work, their customs, traditions, heritage and culture, which represents a complementary or alternative activity to fishing. professional.

But this type of tourism includes many activities that are specific to them, in addition to fishing navigation, in reference to a whole range of cultural offerings that are manifested in music festivals, cooking courses, visits to fish markets, classrooms and museums. of the sea, routes, etc.

In Spain there are destinations that have already developed this type of tourism, such as Galicia (municipalities of A Coruña and Pontevedra); Asturias (Llanes, Avilés); Cantabria (Santoña); Basque Country (Guipúzcoa); Andalusia (Costa del Sol, Estepona); Catalonia (Barcelona, ​​Costa Brava), and the Valencian Community (Castellón -Peñíscola- and Alicante -Santa Pola, Calpe-).