SENEGAL GUINEA BISSAU-COOPERATION: Signature of a new protocol

After long negotiations, the Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy, Mr. Oumar Gueye and the Secretary of State of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Ildefonso Barros signed the new protocol application of the agreement between the two Governments in the field of Fisheries, on April 1st , 2016 in Dakar.

This protocol specifies the practical modalities of implementation of cooperation in fisheries. Such renewal will allow small scale and industrial fisheries of Senegal to have access to the territorial waters of Guinea Bissau.

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Moroccan-French Interviews: Enhanced cooperation in marine fisheries

Ways to strengthen the Moroccan-French cooperation in the field of marine fisheries have been the focus of an interview on March 30th, 2016 in Rabat, between the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries, Mr Aziz Akhannouch and the French Secretary of State in charge of Transport, Sea and Fisheries, Mr Alain Vidalies.

During this meeting, the two leaders discussed ways to give a new impetus to cooperation in scientific research, aquaculture, training and bilateral trade. In a statement to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) at the end of this interview, the French official praised the level of coordination between the two countries in international bodies highlighting the convergence of views and interests of France and of Morocco regarding the development of aquaculture and the exchange of experiences in this field.

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Dakhla: A new fish market

Develop fishing activity in Dakhla and thus support its current rise. It is in this sense that His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI, has just inaugurated the new fish market in the city. A new infrasctructure marketing of seafood conducted as part of the implementation of the national strategy "Halieutis" according to the highest international standards. An investment of 26 million dirhams.

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The NENA Regional consultation towards the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

FAO with the assistance of INFOSAMAK and the collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Sultanate of Oman and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) co-organized a regional 4 day workshop under the theme: “The Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation: Towards the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, which was held in Muscat – Oman during the period from 7 through 10 December, 2015. It was attended by 40 participants representing governments, academia, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and regional and international organizations, civil society organization (CSOs), coming from 12 countries in the Near East and North Africa region.

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As accustomed, INFOSAMAK took part in the 4th edition of the Middle East and Africa Seafood Exhibition (SEAFEX 2015) that was held in Dubai, UAE, from 27 to 29 October 2015. The exposition features more than 183 exhibitors from over 29 countries with 13.022 trade visitors from 28 countries. INFOSAMAK was present with a booth to promote the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Arab Region. In this respect, INFOSAMAK assisted organizing meetings between businessmen from its member countries and other countries.

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