NEPAD Nigeria CEO, Princess Gloria Akobundu today joins other stakeholders in a meeting aimed at promoting responsible and equitable fish trade and marketing in the Gulf of Guinea which opens today in Lagos, Nigeria.
The meeting, which is expected to last for two days, is an initiative of NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), South Africa, with the collaboration of the InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the WorldFish Centre.
The stakeholders forum shall seek to implement a Fisheries Trade Project with the support of the European Union. Participants at the meeting will focus attention on programmes designed to support the implementation of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) of the African Union, aimed at achieving responsible and equitable fish trade and marketing, in order to increase the benefits of fisheries and aquaculture in Africa through trade and accelerated commercialization.
Hamady Diop, the Head of Natural Resources Governance Program, NEPAD Agency, South Africa, said that among others, the meeting will also seek to strengthen the management of the semi-industrial shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Guinea in collaboration with Governments of Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon as well as engage and implement fisheries improvement and ultimately achieve the certification of fisheries against the standard of eco-labelling.
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