MOROCCO: Aquaculture can enjoy a good fiscal framework

The 2018 Finance Law has introduced fiscal measures dedicated exclusively to the aquaculture sector. This is the exemption from VAT on major aquaculture inputs in addition to the extension of the measure on the customs duties reduction on the feed.
With a potential production estimated at more than 380,000 tons generated by only three completed aquaculture plans, aquaculture is a priority sector in the Halieutis strategy. It is even a growth driver for the fisheries sector.

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The workshop on ecolabelling of the octopus fishery in Mauritania was organized in Nouadhibou from 26 to 27 October 2016, jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States (FAO), the Mauritanian Company of Fish Marketing (SMCP), the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (MPEM) and INFOSAMAK Centre.

The workshop was attended by about 55 national and international experts representing the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (MPEM), the Mauritanian Company of Fish Marketing (SMCP), the Mauritanian Institute for Oceanographic and Fisheries Research (IMROP), The Naval Academy of Mauritania (ANM), the Autonomous port of Nouadhibou (PAN), the Free Zone of Nouadhibou (FZN), Small scale fisheries and industrial fishing professionals, valuation professionals, in addition to experts from FAO.

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Fish Info Network Directors meet at Conxemar, Vigo

In October each year the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of Fish products and Aquaculture (Conxemar) organizes the International Frozen Seafood Exhibition in Vigo, Spain.

Back to back with this event Conxemar jointly holds an international conference together with FAO. This year the conference was dedicated to cephalopods, a group of molluscs that includes squids, cuttlefishes, and octopus. The conference also provides the backdrop for various side events such as the Vigo dialogue on decent work in fisheries and aquaculture, and the meeting of the Fish Info Network (FIN).

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