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The Rosselkhoznadzor Takes Part in the 2nd Session of Russia-Morocco Commission for Fisheries

From 3 to 5 May the Rosselkhoznadzor took part in the 2nd session of the Russia-Morocco Mixed Commission for Fisheries. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, the Moroccan side was headed by Zakia Driovich, Morocco's Secretary-General of Maritime Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture.

During the session the two sides discussed pressing issues of bilateral cooperation related to fisheries, primarily they discussed the results of the first year of implementation of the Agreement of 15 March 2016. The Agreement stipulates that Morocco issues annual pelagic fish quotas to Russia and authorizes the number of vessel to fish simultaneously in the Atlantic fishing zone nearby Morocco. The sides agreed on fishing conditions for the second year of the Agreement:  catch volumes, fish species, number and type of vessels approved for fishing in the exclusive economic zone of Morocco and other related issues.

The Commission also discussed details concerning supplies from Morocco to the Russian fish market. For these purposes the Rosselkhoznadzor carried out a number of fruitful working meeting, in particular with the head of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (ONSSA) Hadijoy Aleyan and Director General of the National Office for Health Security of Food Products Ahmed Bentuhami. The sides discussed conceptual issues related to supplies of products from fish-processing plants of Morocco and also the outcomes and prospects for cooperation between the oversight agencies of the two countries that will have a positive impact on trade and economic relations between Russia and Morocco. Ahmed Bentuhami addressed special thanks to the Rosselkhoznadzor for its assistance in providing the access for Moroccan products to the Russian market.

On the last day of the session, i.e. on the 5th of May, the Rosselkhoznadzor  took part in the protocol signing procedure to formalize all the agreements achieved by the countries during the Commission session, the protocol was signed by Ilya Shestakov and  Zakia Driovich.


May 5, 2017

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