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Algeria, Mauritania to promote bilateral fishing cooperation

Algeria and Mauritania have expressed willingness to develop cooperation in the fishing sector by promoting scientific research and exchange of expertise

The two countries plan to collaborfate to update and revive twinning agreements between their respective institutes of scientific research in the fishing field and to develop joint plans and projects when they meet late 2016. The two sides will hold a meeting in December within the framework of a technical committee on fishing, in Nouakchott, to prepare for the 18th session of the Algeria–Mauritania high joint commission.

According to the minutes of a meeting co-chaired by the director of sea and ocean fishing department at the ministry of Agriculture, Omar Keddour, and the planning and cooperation manager at the Mauritanian fishing ministry, the two countries agreed on exchanging expertise and biological and economic information, in addition to strengthening material and human resources of research institutes.

The committee proposed that the two countries increase efforts to revive the network of Maghreb research institutes in oceanography, aquaculture cooperation. It also recommended exchange of expertise to ensure sustainable development of resources in both countries, considering their role in boosting food security and combating poverty in rural areas.