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China-Mauritania Mixed Committee on Fisheries holds meeting in Beijing

DATE:2017-11-03       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA

Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen and Mr. Nani Ould Chrougha, the Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, co-chaired the meeting of the China-Mauritania Mixed Committee on Fisheries in Beijing on 30 Oct. 2017. The two sides revised the intergovermental agreement on fisheries cooperation and signed the meeting minutes.


Vice Minister Yu stated that China-Mauritania cooperation has produced notable results, and the Mixed Committee on Fisheries has played a positive role in addressing problems in bilateral cooperation and promoting the development of partnership. 


The two sides exchanged views and reached consensus on fishing quotas adjustment, fishing zones redelimitation, cooperation environment improvement and marine fisheries resources survey. They also discussed China’s aquaculture technical support to the Mauritanian side and the export of Mauritanian aquatic products to China. The meeting revised the 1991 China-Muritania intergovernmental agreement on fisheries cooperation, in order to better facilitate the fisheries development in new circumstances and provide an effective institutional guarantee for future cooperation.   


Among all African countries, Mauritania has conducted fisheries cooperation with China for the longest time, and attracted the largest number of fishing vessels from China. Up to now, 5 Chinese enterprises have been authorized for fishing operation in Mauritania with 200 vessels in total. 

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