Summit On Fisheries And Aquaculture Winds Up In Lagos, Nepad Nigeria And Nepad Continental To Partner Various Stakeholder Organisations To Drive The Objectives Of The Programme.

As part of efforts geared towards the
promotion of fisheries and aquaculture, with regards to its
management, trade and processes of certification in the Gulf
of Guinea, organisers of the ongoing Summit on Fisheries and
Aquaculture, NEPAD Agency Nigeria and the NEPAD Continental
Office, South Africa, yesterday at the National
Secretariat of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Lagos,
sued for the collaboration of all stakeholder organisations
at the Summit, stressing the need to maximise involvement
and improvement in the sector in order to make for
job-creation and economic growth on the African continent.

The above collaboration, which is in
line with the vision of the National Coordinator and Chief
Executive Officer, NEPAD Agency Nigeria, Princess Gloria
Akobundu, to reposition the Agency to coordinate and drive
all the programmes of NEPAD Continental Office here in
Nigeria, shall witness the active participation and
involvement of such stakeholder organisations as the
Nigerian Trawlers’ Owners Association(NITOA), the Fisheries
Society of Nigeria (FISON); the Department of Fisheries of
the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the University of
Lagos; Lagos State University as well as the Federal College
of Fisheries and Marine Technology.

Also part of the collaboration are
the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
and the African Eco-labelling Mechanism (AEM). Others
include African Standards Organisation (ARSO); as well as
the Food and Agricultural Organisation(FAO) of the United
Nations; ECOWAS and others.