CARIBBEAN-FISHERIES – Bahamas to host ACP meeting of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers

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NASSAU, Bahamas ,Jun. 29, CMC – The Government of The Bahamas along with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, will partner in hosting the 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture here in September.
At the upcoming meeting, close to 40 international delegates will come to a consensus on policy and strategic options for marine resources, in the development of a five-year action plan for member states.
The details were disclosed by Angela Mitchell, Head of Conference Services at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium, during a meeting with Ministry of Agriculture and Marina Resources Permanent Secretary Rena Glinton earlier this month.
Delegates will focus on building resilient and productive marine ecosystems, ensuring effective fisheries management, ensuring sustainable utilization and trade of fisheries products, and promoting investments and innovations in the fisheries sector to improve socio-economic development within best practices to accommodate the realities of climate change.
The planned dates of the ACP meeting are September 18-22.

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