FuturENVIRO finalist at the 4th Journalism and Spanish Fishing Sector Awards in the category of “Best Coverage of Sustainability and the Environment in the Fishing Industry”

The panel of judges at the 4th Journalism and Spanish Fishing Sector Awards, organised by CEPESCA, has acknowledged the work of FuturENVIRO, nominating the magazine as a finalist in the category “Best Coverage of Sustainability and the Environment in the Fishing Industry”. The awards ceremony, held yesterday at the headquarters of the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisations (CEOE), was attended by the Secretary General for Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Alicia Villauriz, who presented the awards to the finalists and winners, together with the President of Cepesca, Juan Manuel Liria Franch.

The panel of judges at the 4th Journalism and Spanish Fishing Sector Awards, organised byCEPESCA, has acknowledged the informative work carried out by the COPE radio programme La Linterna and the Revista MAR magazine, published by the Instituto Social de la Marina (ISM).  The radio programme directed by Ángel Expósito won the award for “Best Coverage of the Spanish Fishing Industry”, while the publication directed by journalist Ana Munguía won the award for ” Best Coverage of Sustainability and the Environment in the Fishing Industry”.

At the awards ceremony, held yesterday at the headquarters of the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisations(CEOE), the best works of journalism were given due recognition. From this fourth edition, the category “Best Article on the Fishing Sector” will bear the name of Amador Suárez, as a mark of respect to the former president of Cepesca since its foundation, who sadly passed away in May 2020, subsequent to contracting Covid-19.

The winner of the Amador Suárez Award for the Best Article on the Fishing Sector was a radio piece by Javier Ronda Iglesias, broadcast on the programme Investigación Judicial (Judicial Investigation) on Canal Sur Radio; while the award for  the Best Article on Sustainability and the Environment in the Fishing Industry was won by Mercedes de la Torre García for a piece entitled “Y así nos hablan los peces” (And that is how fish speak to us), published in the Archiletras magazine.

The award for “Best Photography in the fishing sector” went to a photograph entitled “Al amanecer” (At dawn) by the journalist Jorge Ángel García Badía, delegate of El Español in the Region of Murcia, which illustrates the article “La ruina de los pescadores del Mar Menor: lubinas entre aguas turbias que venden a mitad de precio” (The ruin of the fishermen of the Mar Menor: sea bass in murky waters sold at half price).

The Secretary General for Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Alicia Villauriz, presented the awards, together with the President of Cepesca, Juan Manuel Liria Franch, and the children of Amador Suárez, Elías and María Suárez.