Thursday, April 6, 2017

07/04/2017: Spain will chair the Aquaculture Committee of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/FAO

Spain will chair the Aquaculture Committee of the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean/FAO during the next two years

The Secretary-General of the Mediterranean General Fisheries Commission (GFCM), Abdellah Srour, told the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, during the Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries, which is celebrated in Malta.

Image: Lauren Tucker
This designation took place in the framework of the tenth meeting of the Committee on Aquaculture, held in Izmir, Turkey, from 27 to 29 March.

In this context, Isabel García Tejerina has confirmed that Spain will organise the XI meeting of this Committee, in 2019.

With the Presidency of this Committee, the Government of Spain reinforces its commitment to boost aquaculture activity.

General committee on fisheries for the Mediterranean
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries organization, under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Its main objective is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine living resources, biologically, socially, economically and environmentally, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

For its part, the Aquaculture Committee has a long history of work as a forum for coordinating this activity within the General Fisheries Commission.

In particular, it is responsible for providing technical advice to the Commission, as well as promoting the sustainable development and responsible management of marine, brackish and terrestrial aquaculture in the area of application of this organisation.

Aquaculture is becoming increasingly important worldwide as a source of fish protein. Today, it accounts for more than 50 percent of all aquatic products consumed in the world.

Read more HERE.

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