Visit of the minister of the Republic of Sudan in Morocco:

Mr Aziz Akhannouch, minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries, received on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Rabat, Morocco his counterpart Dr. Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, Minister of Animal Resources, Fisheries and Range, in the Republic of Sudan. This visit comes within the framework of strengthening bilateral ties in the fisheries sector, and the promotion and diversification of fishery products. During the meeting, the two ministers discussions focused on the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation through the conclusion of a partnership agreement covering the fisheries sector.

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Dubai: Aquafarming is getting a boost in the UAE as part of a strategy to stem the problem of declining fish stocks in nearby fishing grounds.

The Ministry of Environment and Water will hold the first aquafarming exhibition and conference in the region next week to boost investments in the country's aquafarming industry.
Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, announced on Wednesday the launch of the first Aqua Middle East Exhibition and Forum on March 16 to 18. The forum, aims to bring to the UAE the latest technologies and technical know-how in the field of aquafarming or fish farming.

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Mr Chahed Youssef, Secretary of State for Fisheries, declared that the Ministry of Agriculture has its own conception for the reform of the fisheries sector in the city of Bizerte, "We know that this sector suffers from several problems" he said during his working visit in the city of Bizerte.

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Mr AZIZ Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries: «15 billion dirhams generated by fish exports»

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries announced on january 28, 2015 holding the international exhibition Halieutis. By the same occasion, he took the opportunity to review the situation of the fisheries sector in Morocco.

« Fish exports exceeded 15.16 billion dirhams in 2014, which is a first of its kind. The added value of this sector increased by 33% since 2009, » according to Mr Aziz Akhannouch Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries at a press conference on Wednesday 28 January in Casablanca, dedicated to the presentation of the 3rd edition of the international exhibition Halieutis which is held every two years.

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Mediterranean, Black Sea Governments Join Forces Towards Sustainable Aquaculture Development

The Regional Conference on “Blue Growth in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: developing sustainable aquaculture for food security” was organised by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in cooperation with the European Commission and the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF).

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