The return of the Salon Halieutis for its 6th edition: Preparations are progressing at a steady pace

The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests inquires in Agadir about the progress of preparations for this 6th edition of the Halieutis Fair.

The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, Mr. Mohammed Sadiki, paid a visit to the Fair site on Friday to inquire about the progress of preparations. for the organization of this edition which will be held Organized under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, the 6th edition of the Halieutis Fair will be held from February 1 to 05, 2023 under the theme: “Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture: levers for an inclusive Blue Economy and performance”.

The Minister assured that the holding of this 6th edition reinforces the positioning of the Salon Halieutis on the calendar of major events, as a reference platform at national and international level for the promotion of the fisheries sector.

Mohammed Sadiki also underlined that the 2023 edition of the Show will be organized around 7 poles – (Institutional, International, Valuation & Process, Fleet & Machinery, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Animation) – and will run a rich program including a cycle of conferences, thematic workshops and B to B meetings.

The Minister also indicated that this edition is part of the dynamics and efforts of global players in the fisheries sector dedicated to the sustainable development of its sectors as a structuring component of the Blue Economy.

For this sixth edition, the interest of professionals is confirmed, like previous editions: As of January 6, 2023, 97% of the total area of ​​the site (7801m²) has been marketed and all the areas of the Show are displaying extremely satisfactory occupancy rates.

An important partner of the Kingdom of Morocco, Spain will be the country of honor at this edition, which will see the participation of more than 260 exhibitors among operators in the fishing, seafood processing and aquaculture.

They represent 48 countries including the 22 member countries of the Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation between African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (COMHAFAT).

Organized at the Agadir exhibition center, over more than 16,000 m², the event will open its doors to the general public on February 4 and 5, 2023 and should welcome more than 50,000 visitors.

In 2021, national fisheries production totaled a volume of 1 million 418 thousand tons, generating a turnover of 15 billion dirhams, thus placing the Kingdom at the forefront of African producers and in 15th place worldwide. . Highly anticipated, this 6th edition of the Halieutis Fair will allow players to engage in reflection on the future of the fisheries sector in the era of the transition to the Blue Economy.

The fisheries and aquaculture sector, through its development potential extended to the entire fishery production sector, constitutes an essential lever for growth for the entire maritime economic ecosystem.

However, this potential is closely conditioned by the capacity to preserve and restore the natural capital with which the oceans are endowed and to improve the capacity for adaptation and resilience in the face of all the challenges linked to climate change, pollution and overexploitation.

It is therefore imperative to support all players in the fisheries and aquaculture sector: fishermen, aquaculturists, supply chain professionals, craftsmen, industrialists, political decision-makers in their transition to disruptive and innovative approaches in order to enable them to operate a real blue transformation, towards sustainable and resilient fisheries and aquaculture food production systems.

This issue will be at the heart of an international scientific conference cycle organized during this 6th edition under the theme: “Blue Economy: Science Talks to Stakeholder”.

In addition, a series of conferences will be provided by renowned scientific personalities in order to share their visions of the future of the fisheries sector (fisheries and aquaculture) and the blue economy as well as their recommendations within the framework of three plenary sessions.

In addition, a series of interactive dialogues between all stakeholders will be devoted to debates on how to propel the fisheries and aquaculture sector within the framework of the blue economy with the support of science in the new era of the circular economy, the economy of knowledge and “big-data”.

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