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In FAO, Argentina defended the protection of artisanal fisheries February 27,2014   |  Source: http://www.minagri.gob.ar/site/pesca/index.php?edit_accion=noticia&id_info=140225111034&PHPSESSID=55935b4515614d763716bc5ebcedd766

Argentina's Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Néstor Miguel Bustamante, led the country's delegation to the FAO Technical Consultation on International Guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries.

The meeting allowed Argentina to be part of the negotiation of the final text of the guidelines will be presented for approval to the 31st Session of the Committee on Fisheries of the FAO to be held in June 2014.

At its 29th session (February 2011), the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of FAO recommended the development of an international instrument for small-scale fisheries. This decision reflects the growing recognition about the important contribution of the small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security, as well as the guidance provided by a number of global and regional conferences and consultation meetings to discuss the best way to unite and strengthen the concept of responsible fisheries and development social in coastal and inland fishing communities.

These Guidelines have been developed through a participatory and consultative process, composed of representatives of the member countries, the small-scale fishing communities represented by civil society organizations (CSOs), organizations regional (NGOs) and other stakeholders.

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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