As accustomed, INFOSAMAK took part in the 4th edition of the Middle East and Africa Seafood Exhibition (SEAFEX 2015) that was held in Dubai, UAE, from 27 to 29 October 2015. The exposition features more than 183 exhibitors from over 29 countries with 13.022 trade visitors from 28 countries. INFOSAMAK was present with a booth to promote the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Arab Region. In this respect, INFOSAMAK assisted organizing meetings between businessmen from its member countries and other countries.

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Study tour for Senegalese delegation

As part of cooperation with the European Union (EU), INFOSAMAK was called to organize a study tour for the benefit of a delegation of administrators and Senegalese traders in the Kingdom of Morocco. The study tour took place on 22 to 28 November 2015. The visit is organized within the framework of a Technical Cooperation Project between EU and Senegal: “Technical assistance to the Government of Senegal to implement a project for the sustainable development of fisheries AduPeS”.

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Spain is at the head of Europe in fish consumption, according to the results of a survey presented on April 21, in Brussels, where the Global Seafood Expo, the largest event in the fishing industry, is being held.
The first survey on Fish Consumption and the Fishing Sector’s Role in Europe, conducted by Europêche reveals that:
• 75 per cent of Spaniards consume seafood 2-3 times per week, compared to 70 per cent of Europeans, who only do so once a week.
• The fishing industry contributes with EUR 71.3 billion to the EU economy, but only 1.7 per cent of the EU budget for 2014 has been assigned to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to promote the sustainable catch of natural resources.

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Morocco - Ivory Coast: Work landing point arranged for artisanal fishing

The project implementation work of the Landing Point (PDA) of artisanal fisheries "Grand Lahou" was launched on June 2, in Abidjan by King Mohammed VI in the presence of Ivorian Prime Minister Mr Daniel Kablan Duncan. The project that totals 20 million DH ( more than 1.2 billion CFA francs) was financed by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development amounting to 13 million DH and the Department of Maritime Fisheries (DH 7 million), and is part of the framework of South-South cooperation which reflects a strong testimony of friendship ties existing between Morocco and the Ivory Coast.

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The European Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have concluded a deal that will allow EU fishermen to fish in Mauritanian waters for four years. The agreement on a fourth implementing protocol to the EU's sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA) with Mauritania was reached following negotiations in Nouakchott this week.
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella welcomed the agreement: "Signing the EU's largest fisheries partnership agreement with Mauritania brings twofold benefits: To our fishermen, it means certainty and good fishing opportunities at value for money for the next four years. For the region as a whole, it contributes to stability and the sustainable management of fisheries resources."

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