FAO highlights desire to benefit from Bahrain’s experience in fish farming

Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MMUP), Dr. Jumaa bin Ahmed Al-Kaabi met with the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva at the ministry in January 2014.

The minister said that the wise leadership allocates a great concern for the developing process of the fish farming centre, due to its great importance in providing an essential food element, which is fish, particularly in the light of the increasing growth population to achieve sustainable development and the Economic Vision 2030.

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The Minister of Fisheries Wealth Awad al-Socotri met on February 4th, 2014 with representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Yemen, Salah Hajj Hassan.

During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between Yemen and the FAO in fisheries areas and ways of enhancing them.

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A new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been agreed by Council and Parliament and is effective from 1 January 2014. The new CFP seeks to bring fish stocks back to sustainable levels, put an end to wasteful fishing practices, and create new opportunities for jobs and growth in coastal areas.

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