The 34th Session of the Governing Council of INFOFISH has commenced in the Maldives. This Governing Council meeting will be held in Champa Central Hotel from the 16th to the 19th of December. H.E. Semi Koroilavesau, Minister for Fisheries of the Republic of Fiji, arrived on the 14th of December to participate in the Governing Council Meeting. Additionally, 7 member states of INFOFISH will also be participating in the proceedings. The chairmanship of this years’ Governing Council Meeting will be held by the Maldives.
INFOFISH, launched in 1981, is a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Currently, this organization has 13 members and provides marketing information and technical advisory services of the fisheries industry to the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. In addition to the 7 member states participating, representatives from the FAO and 2 observers from international agencies.
The biennial INFOFISH World Tuna Trade and Conference is a most anticipated event that provides a platform for the global tuna industry to network and discuss the various challenges in the industry. In addition to the Conference, in partnership with aid organizations, INFOFISH provides technical expertise to members’ countries regarding the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.