Colombia fosters better use of fishery resourcesStaff Writer | September 15, 2017
The Colombian Government has declared the protection to further 4.5 million marine hectares, seeking to foster the development of sustainable and responsible fishing.
Fish 4.5 million marine hectares
President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos said at a ceremony in the Bay of Malaga, in western department of Valle del Cauca with coast to the Pacific Ocean, that the protection to this area fulfills in advance the environmental goal set for these four year-period.
Santos said that with this measure Colombia is abiding by the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The President added that Colombia also fulfilled the goal of protecting and using seas in a sustainable manner, as set by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Santos was accompanied by Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Luis Gilberto Murillo and director of National Natural Parks of Colombia Julia Miranda.
Colombia is considered the country with most biodiversity in the world, following Brazil. ■