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OPAGAC is one of the 45 associations that make up the Spanish Fisheries Confederation, born in June 2007, built as the most important fishing business organisation in Europe.



In 2018, AGAC participated in the Bermeo Tuna World Capital (BTWC) inception. It is a public-private partnership that seeks to involve key players in the tuna value chain. This association’s objectives are to promote research, development and innovation initiatives

Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC)

Created on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy 2002 the Council ensures that the private sector is taken into account in decisions relating to the external dimension of the Common Fishery Policy.


Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises of the European Union (EUROPECHE)

OPAGAC, through CEPESCA, belongs to this association of national organizations comprised of a total of 11 EU countries that participate in the development of the Common Fisheries Policy.

UN Global Compact

OPAGAC supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Through this commitment, OPAGAC expresses its intention to support and implement these principles within the framework of our sphere of influence. We are committed to conducting applied research and leadership to advance best practices in environmentally and socio-economically sustainable fishing. OPAGAC supports transparency and accountability, and therefore is committed to reporting progress as required by being a signatory partner to the UN Global Compact.

OPAGAC is also a signatory to the Sustainable Oceans Principles.

To contribute to sustainable development, OPAGAC has published these Best Practices

International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA)

Through CEPESCA, we are partners since 2007 in the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations.

It is a coalition of professional associations from the fishing and seafood industries that comprises, since 1988, more than 85% of the world’s production.

Accredited to the United Nations, its specialized agencies (as may be FAO) and RFMOs, ICFA provides in international policy debates a consensus view of the entire sector.