The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mohammed Sadiki, and the Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of Mauritania, Mohamed Abidine Mayif, presided Thursday in Agadir, the ceremony signing of a specific protocol relating to cooperation actions in fisheries research between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
The conclusion of this protocol follows the framework agreement for cooperation in the fields of scientific research concluded on October 03, 2022 in Nouakchott, between the National Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH) of Morocco and the Mauritanian Research Institute Oceanography and Fisheries (IMROP).
Signed on the occasion of the 6th edition of the International Halieutis Fair (February 1 to 5) by the directors of the two institutes, Faraj Abdel Malek, Director of INRH and Mohamed El Hafedh Ejiwen, Director of IMROP, the protocol concretizes the commitments included in the framework agreement in terms of cooperation in marine and fisheries sciences.
It is a question through this protocol, the collaborative reinforcement of the processes of evaluation and bio-ecological study of halieutic stocks, the deepening of knowledge on biodiversity, the essential ecological habitats and their connectivity and the reinforcement of collaborative studies on ecosystems of common interest linked to climatic and anthropogenic disturbances.
It also involves harmonizing methods for collecting and processing information, strengthening socio-economic studies on shared issues and discussing aspects of aquaculture development.