Côte d’Ivoire Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries Signs Pivotal MOU with WorldFish in Penang

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The Minister of Animal Resources and Fisheries for Côte d’Ivoire visited the WorldFish headquarters in Penang on Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WorldFish.

The MOU formalizes a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening scientific and technical capacities in aquatic food systems, promoting sustainable aquaculture and fisheries practices, and improving food and nutrition security and livelihoods of the people of Côte d’Ivoire.

This collaboration is significant with Côte d’Ivoire aiming to increase its fish production to reduce its $1 billion annual fish import.

“We are delighted to welcome the Minister Toure to our headquarters,” said Essam Yassin Mohammed, Director General of WorldFish. “This MOU signifies our shared commitment to leveraging aquatic resources for sustainable development, improving livelihoods, and ensuring food security. We look forward to a fruitful partnership that will benefit the people of Côte d’Ivoire.”

The Minister emphasized the importance of sustainable aquaculture in addressing food security. 

“This partnership with WorldFish is a crucial step towards enhancing our fisheries and aquaculture sector. By adopting best practices and innovative solutions, we can boost productivity, create jobs, and ensure the sustainable use of our aquatic resources,” Minister Toure said.