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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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A UAE delegation has visited Chile to learn about the development of the country's aquaculture industry. The delegation met with a team of professionals from the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca), led by the head of the body Mr Raul Sunico.
Ms Myriam Mohammed Hared, from the UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water, and Chilean authorities exchanged information and experiences on the development of aquaculture in both regions.

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The Delegation of the European Union in Mauritania attended, on June 17 in Nouadhibou, the delivery of ten Mauritanian coastal vessels to fish captains. This ceremony marks an important step in the implementation of the sectorial support provided for within the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the European Union.

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