The return of Salon Halieutis for its 6th edition: Preparations continue at a steady pace | Johnson news

  • 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.

6 organized under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VIc The edition of the Halieutis Exhibition will be held from February 1 to 5, 2023. The Minister of Agriculture, Marine Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mr. Muhammad Sadiki, visited the exhibition site on Friday, January 6, 2023. To inquire about the progress of preparations for the organization of this release, which will be held under the theme: “Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture: tools for an inclusive and efficient blue economy”.

The minister assured that the holding of this 6c publication reinforces the placement of the Halieutis Fair in the calendar of key events as a reference platform at national and international level for the promotion of the fishing 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.

But this potential is a close conditionborn by cathe speed to protect and restore the natural capital the oceans provide and to increase adaptation and resilience in the face of all the challenges associated with 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 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, three plenary sessions will feature a series of lectures by renowned scientists to share their views and recommendations on the future of the fisheries sector (fisheries and aquaculture) and the blue economy:

  1. How can science, technology and innovation be used to transform fisheries into a sustainable sector that fully contributes to food production and the development of the blue economy?
  2. How to realize the full potential of aquaculture by ensuring the sustainability of marine ecosystems and building on the dynamics of the blue economy?
  3. How to prepare future generations for new professions of the sea, sciences and leadership to build sustainable fisheries systems and develop the blue economy of the future?

In addition, a series of interactive dialogues among 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”.

Source: Official press release

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