Agenda

The 15th edition of this two-yearly event, Itechmer is the only international trade show in France devoted to technologies, equipment and services for the fishing industry. Professional organisations attend, and international exchanges are organised. The show offers business opportunities and discussions about the sector’s major challenges. Itechmer is the industry’s representative showcase, and the key economic and institutional event for the French fishing industry.

The theme of this 15th edition “innovating to transform the marine industry”.

We would like to thank the entire committee of experts who worked alongside the organizing committee to prepare this program :

• Région Bretagne (DIMER)
• Lorient Agglomération
• Bretagne Pôle Naval
• Interprofession du port de Lorient
• Union du Mareyage Français
• Comité National des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages marins
• Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique
• Pêche et Développement Bretagne
• GIE Ports de Bretagne
• Centre Européen de Formation Continue Maritime (C.E.F.CM)

Matin

10.30am: Introduction to the day by Éric Banel, DGAMPA on the challenges of decarbonisation

Salle Région Bretagne
Matin

11.00 am – 11.45 am: “Energy transition starts at the port”

Salle Région Bretagne

Moderated by Yves Guirriec, Director of managed establishments CCI Côtes d’Armor – GIE “Ports de Pêche de Bretagne”

It’s essential to modernize infrastructure and review the energy efficiency of auctions. This means limiting additional costs and improving the energy performance of buildings through better insulation and rethinking the energy supply system. The industry can no longer afford to wait – it needs to act! The region of Brittany has embarked on a major project to upgrade its wholesale fish markets, and manufacturers are working on solutions using wave power and photovoltaic energy.

  • Julie Becel, in charge of promoting seafood products and coordinating the “Pêche de Bretagne” group of ports.
  • Gurvan Rolland, director of the Erquy and Saint-Quay Portrieux fish markets – CCI des Côtes d’Armor – energy redesign for fish markets
  • Marc Poitrenaud, technical manager, Sem Lorient-Keroman: solar panel installation and refrigerant management
  • Simon Marc, Project Manager, Real Estate Policy for Public Buildings – Ministries Ecology Energy Territories
Matin

12.00 – 12.30 pm: “Pitch your innovation at Itechmer”

Espace Agora Itechmer

Examples of concrete innovations for sustainable fishing

Après-midi

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm: “The Festival Pêcheurs du Monde comes to ITECHMER”

Espace Festi Pêcheurs

Screening and discussion around the film (Pêche du futur or Devenir marin-pêcheur)

Après-midi

2.00-2.30 pm: “Fishing, an issue for the young”

Espace Agora Itechmer

By BTS1 Fishing and Marine Environment Management students from the public maritime Lycée in Le Guilvinec

Après-midi

2.30 – 4.00 pm: Presentation of the Breizhmer Label

Espace Festi Pêcheurs

Presentation of the Breizhmer Label: a guarantee mark for all seafood products and industry professionals in Brittany

Après-midi

2.45 – 3.45 pm: “Consume less and decarbonise the fleet”

Salle Région Bretagne

In partnership with GICAN and co-hosted by Bretagne Pôle Naval

Marine fishing, which relies heavily on fossil fuels, is particularly vulnerable to fluctuations and increases in energy prices. Energy transition is therefore a major challenge for the sector, both to reduce carbon emissions and preserve the environment, and to cope with economic difficulties. Hybridization, sail power, hydrogen … What are the alternatives to fossil fuels? How can we adapt and transform the fleet to move towards the widespread use of low-carbon energy?

  • Caroline Neuman, Assistant to the Deputy Director DGAMPA – Sub-Directorate for Ship Safety and Ecological Transition
  • Francis Gasnier, hydrogen cluster coordinator CCI des Côtes d’Armor – ESTEBAM project
  • Pierre Karleskind, MEP, president of the European parliament’s PECH commission;
  • Lise Detrimont, general manager of the association Wind Ship
  • Jean-François Ansquer, Secretary of the IPC, Concarneau Port trade organisations – Pilothy project

 

 

Après-midi

4.00-4.45 pm: “Funding energy transition”

Salle Région Bretagne

In partnership with BPGO. Moderated by Philippe Renan, Regional Manager, Maritime and Coastal Industries, Manche Bretagne Nord Normandie BPGO

What financial tools exist for the energy transition and decarbonisation of the industry? How can a new business model be adapted to different practices? The European Fisheries Fund (EFF) provides funding for more fuel-efficient engines on existing vessels, or for optimized fishing gear. The Brittany Region supports decarbonisation projects and intends to create a fund dedicated to fleet renewal. France Mer 2030 has €300 million in public funding to support innovation, industrialisation and accelerate decarbonisation, including €6 million in seed funding for the fishing industry. Banks and their private and public partners can provide support for these schemes. Ships are already under construction, some of which will train a new generation of sailors.

  • Anne-Violaine Trocmé, DIMER – Région Bretagne
  • Jacques Doudet, secretary general of the CRPMEM de Bretagne
  • Philippe Renaudin Managing Director MERINVEST
  • Jérôme Guéret, Go Capital – Impact Océan Capital
  • Mikaël Quimbert, Deputy Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Economics, DGAMPA/SPMAD
Après-midi

5pm: official inauguration and presentation of the ITECHMER Innovation Awards

Salle Région Bretagne

Official inauguration and presentation of the ITECHMER Innovation Awards

Matin

10.30 am: General introduction to the day by Pascal Larnaud, PMBA

Salle Région Bretagne

The fishing industry, like many other industries today, each with its own specific characteristics, is faced with a context of major socio-economic and environmental challenges. Without listing all the technological solutions that could contribute to the sustainability of fishing activities, this Blue Day will focus on two themes: limiting the physical impact of fishing gear on habitats and the materials used to make it.

The first will explore how the gear is designed, innovative systems, and methods of monitoring fishing gear behaviour to better control or even eliminate their impact in certain cases.

The second issue will discuss the collection and recovery of used fishing gear or gear collected at sea, and the potential for new marine-biodegradable nets or fishing gear.

This Blue Day, entitled “Technologies for sustainable fishing”, will explore the various avenues implemented by the fishing industry, companies, professional organisations and research bodies, most often by means of collaborative projects.

Matin

10.00 – 12.00 pm: ADRAM General Assembly (by invitation)

Espace Keroman
Business meetings

ADRAM General Assembly, Association des Directeurs et Responsables des Halles à Marée de France – Keroman room

Matin

10.00 – 12.00 pm: GT decarbonisation of the fishing fleet (by invitation)

Espace Kergroise
Business meetings

GT décarbonation de la flotte de pêche : sous-GT technique – DGAMPA/CMF – salle Kergroise

Matin

11.00 am – 11.45 am: “Gear/seabed interaction: what solutions?”

Salle Région Bretagne
  • Benoît Vincent, engineer – IFREMER
  • Maxime Provost, design and production office manager – MORGERE
  • Damien Le Guillou, trawl project manager – LE DREZEN
  • Éric Guygniec, President – Armement APAK
  • Hubert Léon, President – OCTech
  • Bertrand Chemisky, Division Manager – EXAIL

 

Matin

12.00 – 12.30 pm: “Pitch your innovation at Itechmer”

Espace Agora Itechmer

Examples of concrete innovations for sustainable fishing

Après-midi

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm: “The Festival Pêcheurs du Monde comes to ITECHMER”

Espace Festi Pêcheurs

Feedback on the stopover at Itechmer of the Festival Pêcheurs du monde in the presence of high school students

Après-midi

2.00 – 3.30 pm: General Assembly of GIE Ports de Pêche de Bretagne (by invitation)

Espace Kergroise
Business meetings
Après-midi

2.00-2.30 pm: “Fishing, an issue for the young”

Espace Agora Itechmer

By students studying professional marine electromechanics and Piloting and Management of Maritime Companies at the public maritime lycée Anita Conti in Paimpol

Après-midi

2.45 – 3.45 pm: “Materials and their eco-responsible uses”

Salle Région Bretagne
  • Mathilde Guéguen, Project Manager- COOPERATION MARITIME
  • Erwan Tanguy, project manager, engineering office – LE DREZEN
  • Morgan Deroiné, engineer R&D biodegradable materials – IRMA
  • Andréa Ruzo, Director – ECOALF Foundation
  • Louis LEVEUF, technical & scientific director – FIIISH
  • Delphine Roncin, Managing Director – FROM NORD
Après-midi

3.00-5.00 pm: presentation of the project ATEP

Espace Keroman
Business meetings

Support for Energy Transition in Fishing – piloted by the Coopération Maritime in partnership with Total Energie.

Après-midi

4.00 – 5.00 pm – “What port for tomorrow’s fishing industry?”

Salle Région Bretagne

Moderated by Mathilde Pollet, Head of European & Economic Affairs at the Union des Ports de France.

Landing port, market place, ship services, logistics base, etc. What will the economic model of the port of tomorrow look like?  With a concentration in fish trading, how will the initial sales be organised in the future? In a rapidly changing environment and PAI (individual support plans) that are redealing the cards, there are many implications for the sector upstream/downstream. How can we meet users’ needs and bring a sense of proximity and meaning back to exchanges?

  • Anthony Ollitraut, head of the fisheries and aquaculture department -Coordinator of the port trade organisation “Pêche de Bretagne”
  • Jean-Claude Balanant, President of GIE “Ports de Pêche de Bretagne”
  • Jennifer Leroux, ABAPP industry manager
  • Yves Foëzon, director of the producers’ organisation Les Pêcheurs de Bretagne
  • Kelly Llinarès, director of the Sète fishing port
Matin

10:30 – 12:30: “Maritime planning: what access to resources tomorrow?”

Salle Région Bretagne

Moderated by Jean-Marie Robert, representative of the producer’s organisation Les Pêcheurs de Bretagne

What are the issues and consequences of maritime planning and, more broadly, of the Common Fisheries Policy for fishermen and territories? Co-activities in the maritime space, development of marine areas and fishing limited or even banned in some protected areas including Natura 2000… of capital importance for the entire industry and for coastal communities, the issue is also one of France and Europe’s food sovereignty, to ensure the sustainability and quality of our food.

  • Ivan Lopez, President of EFBA, European Bottom Fishing Alliance;
  • Jean-Pierre Levisage,general manager of Scapêche;
  • Julien Dubreuil, deputy general secretary of the CRPMEM de Bretagne;
  • Marie Savina-Rolland, head of the Technology and Fish Biology laboratory – Ifremer Lorient
  • Denez l’Hostis, honorary president of FNE France Nature Environnement.
  • An institutional representative
Matin

10.30am – 4pm – BPN is organising a job fair, PRO BREIZH (by invitation)

Espace Festi Pêcheurs
Business meetings

BPN is organising a job fair, PRO BREIZH, in partnership with the Mission locale de Lorient, La Touline and CDPEM du Morbihan: visit the fair, meet companies and workshops. One to one meetings – Espace Festi Pêcheurs.

Matin

12.00 – 12.30 pm: “Pitch your innovation at Itechmer”

Espace Agora Itechmer

Examples of concrete innovations for sustainable fishing

Après-midi

2.00 – 4.00 pm: visit from the alumni association of engineers from SUPELEC

Visit from the alumni association of engineers from SUPELEC, accompanied by mediators from L’espace des sciences /Maison de la Mer de Lorient..

 

Après-midi

2.00-2.30 pm: “Fishing, an issue for the young”

Espace Agora Itechmer

By students studying for a Masters in Coastal Planning at the Université de Bretagne Sud

Après-midi

2.30 – 3.30 pm: “The Festival Pêcheurs du Monde comes to ITECHMER”

Salle Région Bretagne

Screening & discussion Pêcheurs du Monde around the film “La guerre du poisson – Bataille dans les eaux européennes” by P. Lespinasse

Après-midi

3.30 – 4.00 pm: “MRE, NGO, Fishermen, an original alliance”

Salle Région Bretagne

Qair, Blue Fish and FNE Bretagne are joining forces to learn how to live together in the “house of the Sea”.

Qair, the offshore wind farm operator also specialising in green hydrogen, the environmental association FNE Bretagne and the association Blue Fish, working with the professional fishing industry, have joined forces to provide a sustainable response to the challenges of accelerating deployment of offshore wind farms. Their first priorities are to work on the decarbonisation of fishing and on the governance of maritime zones destined to host wind farms, zones which are set to grow in size.

  • Bertrand Fazio, Qair
  • Denez Lhostis, FNE
  • Armand Quentel, Blue Fish