FAO ratifies Angola’s declaration on illegal fishing

FAO ratifies Angola's declaration on illegal fishing
FAO ratifies Angola's declaration on illegal fishing

Africa-Press – Angola. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has ratified the declaration in which Angola confirms the agreement on port state measures aimed at preventing, deterring and eliminating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

The document delivered by the Angolan authorities at FAO headquarters in Rome in June 2022 was released this Friday by the director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as the trustee of the legal instruments.

According to a press release from the Embassy of Angola in Italy, the agreement came into effect one month after it was delivered, since according to the regulations of that United Nations agency, the instruments now have legal validity thirty days after they have been deposited.

It should be noted that representatives of the CPLP Member States met in Namibe province, Angola, in February 2022, to agree on a roadmap to Combat IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing) through a cooperation network.

These Member States adopted, on the occasion, the Namibe Declaration, in which they decided to establish a cooperation network through a legally binding instrument focused on several priority cooperation axes, to which they assign different priorities that will be reviewed annually during the implementation of the instrument.

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