The Members of the Evaluation Project for Marine Fishing Resources in Equatorial Guinea, implemented by the United Nations Organisation for Food and Agriculture (FAO), with funding from the Government of the Republic, met on Thursday 28th March at the Hotel Anda China, with the aim of reviewing the activities and results obtained in the 2017-2018 period, together with approval for the working plan for 2019.
The opening ceremony was overseen by the Minister for Fishing and Water Resources, Adoracion Salas Chonco, assisted by the FAO Representative, Fatima Espinal, and experts from the ministry that are involved in projects in Bioko, Litoral and Annobon.
In their speeches, they praised the progress and achievements obtained, for which Salas Chonco encouraged the expert from her ministry to take ideas and guidelines from the FAO, in order to develop the fishing sector in our country.
Since the start, this project has obtained great results, such as the oceanographic evaluation campaign, including the first census of traditional fishing, analysing over one thousand samples of catches which were fed into a database for subsequent analysis. In addition, they strengthened technical skills at the Ministry for Fishing, and raised awareness among the fishing community.
Following the opening of the IV committee, the work began. The Director for Fishing and Water Resources, Judit Nfono, representing the minister and accompanied by an expert from the ministry, covered four points; a review of the activities carried out, the results obtained in the period 2017-2018, the presentation of the financial situation, and approval of the annual plan of work for 2019 and conclusions. The presentations came from the main expert assessor, Ricardo Dominguez, and others involved.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office