About us


INFOSAMAK is an intergovernmental organization of trade in fishery and aquaculture products and for the encouragement and promotion of investments in the sector.

INFOSAMAK is an independent information centre. It is an integral part of the FISH INFO network set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and benefits from the technical support of this organization.

INFOSAMAK is an institution undertaking research, studies and providing advice in the field for companies, public and private sector. It also provides an environment to promote technical and economic cooperation between member States in the region and between these states and the fishery industry worldwide.

INFOSAMAK has reopened its offices in Casablanca, Morocco. This follows an agreement between most of the INFOSAMAK member countries and FAO to move INFOSAMAK offices from Bahrain to Morocco.

Mission and functions

The main task of INFOSAMAK is to provide companies, sectorial organizations and governments with information and advice in the fields of production, processing, quality control and marketing of fishery products. It also focuses on meeting the requirements of the decision makers in the fishery and aquaculture sector by providing an effective information system and relevant market analysis.

Since its creation in April 1986, the centre has always focused on meeting the requirements of the decision-makers in the fishery and aquaculture sector by providing an effective information system and relevant market analysis.

INFOSAMAK prioritises the following actions to fulfil this task, namely to:

  • Provide information on marketing opportunities and supply prospects for fishery products within and outside the region.
  • Advise on products specifications, processing methods and quality standards in accordance with market requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate research activities and the collection and dissemination of marketing information for fish and fishery products.
  • Provide training in marketing techniques to staff from private companies, institutions and fisheries administrations and generally strengthen the national institutions and services responsible for the sector in Member States.
  • Help to identify new niche markets for products from under-utilised fishery resources.