Halieutis Fair has closed its 5th edition, discussing the growth opportunities in Africa’s fisheries sector development
More than 50,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors were represented this year.
During the Halieutis Fair, Aziz Akhannouch, minister of agriculture, maritime fisheries, rural development and water and forests, held several important bilateral meetings, such as the one organised with the Spanish minister of agriculture and fisheries and the one held with the Russian deputy minister of agriculture and with the president of the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency.
These exchanges were an opportunity to reaffirm the rich and solid partnerships that Morocco has with these two countries. Several prospects for enhanced exchanges in scientific research and training have also been opened between Morocco and these countries.
Simultaneously, an important convention was signed in Agadir between Morocco and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This convention will strengthen the role of professional organisations in artisanal fisheries as part of the Halieutis national strategy for the development of the sector.
Halieutis has managed to keep all its promises, due to a major programme of meetings and conferences that confirmed Morocco’s strategic position as the leading producer of marine products in Africa and the world’s largest exporter of sardines. The news, the stakes and the perspectives of the fishing sector were thus at the heart of the discussions, in a context where the sustainable development of the ocean economy is today at the centre of all the concerns.