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Minister Signs Agreements on Fisheries Management

10 January 2013

BRAZIL - Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Marcelo Crivella, has signed, together with the Ministry of Environment, three commitments for committees for the Management of Fishing and Sustainable Use of Resources.

The first is for the São Francisco River Basin, the second for the Demersal Resources (fish that inhabit deeper waters) in the North and Northeast and the last for the Amazon Basin.

Each committee involves representatives from six ministries of the Federal Government, representatives of civil society organisations, industrial and artisanal fishermen, shipowners, to name a few.

There is also a structure composed of an advisory subcommittee for monitoring and scientific and technical councils.

All this effort is made towards making sure that the exploitation of resources is carried out in a sustainable manner to ensure the employment of millions of fishermen, ensure food security and ensure that future generations can enjoy the same as this.

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