The Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters would like to inform the general public and our development partners that Fisheries did not get GMD 50Million from the EU for the burnt building.
The general public and our development partners are hereby informed that what transpired between the EU and the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters from the 5-6th December, 2019 was the first Joint Committee meeting following the signing of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement in Brussels, Belgium on 18th October, 2018. The purpose of the Joint Committee meeting was to prepare programme of activities to be funded and implemented in the Fisheries Sector for the next six years.
On an annual basis, the Fisheries Sector will receive from the EU an amount of Euro 275,000.00 for Sectoral support. The objectives of the Sectoral support are to assist the national fishery policy to:
· Ensure sustainable fisheries
· Improve the governance of fishery resources and support the sustainable development of the fisheries sector while ensuring the conservation of the fish stocks;
· Improve the monitoring, control and surveillance capacity, including combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities; and
· Strengthening and enhancing the scientific and research capacities of the Fisheries stakeholders, notably through improved data collection and stock assessment.
Dr. Bamba Banja
Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters.