The 34th session of the Governing Council of INFOFISH commences


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The 34th session of the Governing Council of INFOFISH has commenced in Maldives.

The council, which commenced on 16 December 2019, Monday will continue until 19 December at Champa Central Hotel.

Earlier, the Minister of Fisheries of Republic of Fiji, H.E. Semi Koroilavesau arrived in Maldives to attend the Governing Council meeting.

In addition to this, the seven member states of the INFOFISH will be participating in the proceedings.

Maldives will be holding chairmanship of this year’s Governing Council meeting.

INFOFISH was launched in 1981 and is a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Currently the organization has 13 members, while they are responsible with providing marketing information and technical advisory services for the fisheries industry to the Asia-Pacific region as well as to other areas where fishing is prominent.

In addition to the seven member states participating in the council meeting, representatives from FAO and two observers from international agencies are expected to take part in the proceedings as well.

The biennial INFOFISH World Tuna Trade and Conference is a major event that provides a solid platform for the global tuna industry to network and discuss on the various challenges in the industry.