ACP Ministers adopt 5 year plan
June 18, 2012 11:23 pm
ACP Fisheries Ministers have adopted a five year strategic plan of action following their meeting in Nadi yesterday.
The communiqué released after the meeting says the plan sets out priority areas for future action.
These include effective management for sustainable fisheries, promoting optimal returns from fisheries trade, supporting food security in ACP countries, developing aquaculture and maintaining the environment.
The plan also sets the scene for developing new partnerships for development, exchange and trade.
During the meeting – the Ministers raised concerns about continuing threat to fisheries in particular illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and piracy.