Tuesday, February 20, 2018

21/02/2018: SmartFish Trade and Development Forum

Some 120 stakeholders from the small-scale sector (fish traders, processors, buyers, authorities & Others) from over 20 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region will converge on Mauritius from the 15th to 17th March to participate in the largest Fish Trade & Development Forum for the small scale marine fisheries sector yet organised

The theme of the event is ‘Making money through sustainable fisheries’. The exhibition will showcase equipment, machinery, products from SmartFish beneficiaries, new technologies, potential for innovations, servicing the small-scale sector for processing, value addition, drying, packaging, labelling etc. Value chains for the octopus fisheries, shrimp fisheries, tuna fisheries, crab & sea cucumber fisheries etc., will be showcased.

This forum will target new avenues for market and trade development by promoting adapted technologies and investment opportunities.

The fisheries sector in Africa employs 12.3 million people. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the global fish trade is growing at a rate of five percent annually. The SmartFish Programme is the largest EU-funded fisheries programme in Africa, implemented by the Indian Ocean Commission.

For more information contact Erik on erik.hempel@hempelco.com or call +47 9084 1124

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