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Installation of Expanded National Commission to review law on marine fishing and aquaculture

The expanded national commission tasked with reviewing the law on marine fishing and aquaculture has been installed in order to ensure the social and economic conditions of sector workers.

This commission includes all actors and operators in the marine fishing sector, including representatives from professionals, economic operators and researchers, as explained during the inauguration ceremony.

Hicham Sofiane Salaouatchi, Minister of Marine Fisheries and Fisheries Production, said that the amendment of this Law No. 01-11 of 3 July 2001 “comes primarily in order to bring the administration closer to professionals”.

In that context, the commission would amend several articles directly related to the development of marine fishing and aquaculture activities, so as to ensure the social and economic conditions of fishermen and aquaculture.

Through these amendments, the commission will also seek to develop fishing on the high seas, upgrading fishing vessel and construction and repair activity with national capabilities, adds the minister.

The amendments will enhance the monitoring of marine fishing and aquaculture activities and the modernization of the information and statistical system with the adoption of the marking and tracking system to upgrade the value chain of marine fishing and aquaculture products.

The coordinator of this national commission, Brahim Roudane, who is in charge of research and studies at the ministry, confirmed that the commission will conduct wide consultations with all groups to enrich the law on marine fishing and aquaculture, stressing that all proposals will be taken into account in order to improve and develop the marine fishing sector.

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