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Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture plan for El Salvador

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Staff Writer | November 2, 2016
Sustainable fisheries
LatAm   To promote the growth and development

A new $69,690,508 plan has been put in place to sustainably develop the fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the food security of the country.

The official launch of the plan was given by Minister Ramo Orestes Ortez, the FAO Representative in El Salvador, Alan González, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hugo Flores and the Director of the Center for Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA), Gustavo Portillo.

"This plan is designed to be a guide of action of our work and will give impetus to the sector," said Minister Ortez.

The plan, which includes input from key stakeholders, is the result of the policy review and strategic planning of the Central Government, the MAG through the Directorate General of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the National Policy on Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The plan was also developed with participation of those working in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, allowing for the identification of issues affecting the sectors and what possible actions could be introduced to solve them.

In implementing the plan, the objective is to promote the growth and development of the economic, social, tourism and environmental aspects of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.


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