Former fisherman and current president of the regional fisheries committee Olivier Le Nezet has been elected president of the company managing the fishing port of Lorient.
‘I am very satisfied Olivier Le Nezet’s election,’ said Fabrice Loher, president of Lorient Agglomeration. ‘He has all my confidence in implementing the road map set by the Agglomeration. We will work together to build the port of the future.’
There is a roadmap of for the port’s development that the new president takes on, with the primary aim of bringing together the port’s stakeholders and their shared interests, whether they are representatives of coastal or deep-sea fishing, fishmongers, processors, port staff, transporters, or involved in any of the port’s many activities.
Further tasks are to search for overseas markets and promote Lorient Keroman internationally, especially in the context of the upcoming Brexit, and to put into action the investment programme set out in the coming years’s budget plans.
This includes planing for the renewal of the 650-tonne syncrolift and the redevelopment of the Pointe de la Perrière area, with the construction of a new seawater pumping station, the demolition of the old ice house, the arrival of new companies or the establishment of a campus dedicated to maritime training.
Lorient Agglomeration president Fabrice Loher and new president of SEM Keroman Olivier Le Nezet. Image: Lorient Agglomeration