Back to the 6th edition of Salon Halieutis: Preparations continue at a steady pace

The Minister of Agriculture, Marine Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests is interested in the progress of preparations for this 6th Halieutis Fair in Agadir.

The Minister of Agriculture, Marine Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mr. Muhammad Sadiki, visited the fair on Friday and was interested in the work done on the organization of this edition. Under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, the 6th Halieutis Exhibition will be held from 1 to 05 February 2023 under the theme “Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture: Inclusive Blue Economy and Leverages for Performance”.

The Minister assured that the holding of this 6th edition reinforces the presence of Salon Halieutis in the calendar of major events as a reference platform at the national and international level for the promotion of the fisheries sector.

Mohammed Sadiki also emphasized that the 2023 edition of the Show will be organized around 7 poles (Institutional, International, Evaluation and Process, Fleet and Machinery, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Animation) and will carry out a rich program, including a series of conferences. , thematic seminars and B-to-B meetings.

The minister also noted that this publication is part of the dynamics and efforts of global players in the fishing sector dedicated to the sustainable development of its sectors as a structural component of the Blue Economy.

The interest of professionals in this sixth edition is confirmed as in previous editions: as of January 6, 2023, 97% of the total area of ​​the site (7801 m²) has been put up for sale and all areas of the Show are extremely well presented. satisfactory occupancy rates.

Spain, an important partner of the Kingdom of Morocco, will be the country of honor in this edition, which will be attended by more than 260 exhibitors among fishing, seafood processing and aquaculture operators.

They represent 48 countries, including 22 member countries of the Conference of Ministers for Fisheries Cooperation between the Atlantic Ocean and Bordering African States (COMHAFAT).

Organized at the Agadir Exhibition Center with an area of ​​more than 16,000 m², the event will open its doors to the general public on February 4 and 5, 2023 and is expected to welcome more than 50,000 visitors.

In 2021, national fisheries production was 1 million 418 thousand tons, generating a turnover of 15 billion dirhams, placing the Kingdom at the forefront of African producers and 15th globally. . This 6th edition of the highly anticipated Halieutis Fair will allow players to think about the future of the fishing sector during the transition to the Blue Economy.

The fisheries and aquaculture sector is an important lever for development for the entire marine economic ecosystem, thanks to its growth potential that encompasses the entire fishery production sector.

However, this potential is closely conditioned by the ability to protect and restore the natural capital the oceans provide and to increase adaptation and resilience in the face of all the challenges of climate change, pollution and overexploitation.

Therefore, it is important to support all players in the fisheries and aquaculture sector: fishermen, aquaculturists, supply chain professionals, artisans, industrialists, political decision-makers, in the transition to disruptive and innovative approaches to ensure that they realize a true blue transformation. , towards sustainable and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture food production systems.

This issue will form the basis of the 6th edition of the international scientific conference series on “Blue Economy: Science Speaks to Stakeholders”.

In addition, a series of conferences will be organized by renowned scientists to share their views and recommendations on the future of the fisheries sector (fisheries and aquaculture) and the blue economy within three plenary sessions.

In addition, a series of interactive dialogues between all interested parties will be devoted to discussions on how to develop the fisheries and aquaculture sector within the framework of the blue economy with the support of science in the new era of circular economy, knowledge economy. and “big data”.

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