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ECOWAS urges policy harmonization for fisheries development


Date: 14/09/2012


The ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Dr Marc Atouga, called on Member States to harmonize their policies and efforts in the fisheries sector to boost intra-regional trade in fish products. Addressing the opening of a five-day inaugural meeting of the Regional Fisheries Committee on the Coherence of Policies in the Fishery Industry in the ECOWAS Region, on 27 August 2012 in Cotonou, Benin, Dr Atouga noted that constraints in the sector included inadequate transport infrastructure and challenges posed by antiquated customs rules.

(AfricaBrains, 29/8/20112)

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