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Spain to chair Aquaculture Committee of FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries organization, which depends on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Spain will chair the Aquaculture Committee of FAO General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean during the next two years, a responsibility that will strengthen its commitment to boost aquaculture activity.

The designation took place in the framework of the tenth meeting of the said Committee of Aquaculture, held in Smyrna, Turkey.

The appointment was communicated by the Secretary General of the Mediterranean General Fisheries Commission (CGPM), Abdellah Srour, to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, during the Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries, being celebrated in Malta.

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

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries organization, which depends on the Food and Agriculture Organization 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 ​​implementation of this organization.

Aquaculture is becoming increasingly important worldwide as a source of fish protein. Today, it accounts for more than 50 per cent of all aquatic products consumed in the world.
Source: https://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=&day=31&id=90892&l=e&special=0&ndb=0

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