Bahamas To Host Major Aquaculture Conference

The Government has partnered with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of nations to host the fifth meeting of ACP ministers in charge of fisheries and aquaculture in Nassau this September.

Some 40 international delegates will meet for talks on policy and strategic options for marine resources, leading to the development of a five-year action plan for member states.

Representing the ACP group was Angela Mitchell, head of conference services, from the ACP Secretariat in Brussels. She met with the Ministry of Agriculture and Marina Resources' permanent secretary, Rena Glinton, on Tuesday, June 6.

The planned meeting dates are September 18-22, 2017, at the Melia Nassau Beach resort.

Delegates will focus on building resilient and productive marine ecosystems; ensuring effective fisheries management; ensuring sustainable use and trade of fisheries products; and promoting investments and innovations in the fisheries sector to improve socio-economic development. The conference will also discuss best practices to accommodate the realities of climate change.


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