Cambodian Minister of MAFF Attends a Meeting on IUU Fishing in Brussels

Cambodia's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon has been attending the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in Brussels, Belgium from Jan. 16-18, 2017.

According to a news release of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), after this meeting, H.E. Veng Sakhon will participate in the 9th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) to be held in Berlin, Germany from Jan. 18-22, at the invitation of his German counterpart.

IUU Fishing is a global problem that threatens ocean ecosystems and sustainable fisheries. IUU products often come from fisheries lacking the strong and effective conservation and management measures. IUU fishing is most often violates conservation and management measures, such as quotas or bycatch limits, established under international agreements.

For the 9th GFFA, its key topic is "Agriculture and Water". Water covers some 70 percent of the earth's surface, and of this total only about one percent is usable and freely available to mankind as fresh water. Worldwide water consumption has tripled over the past 50 years. Increasing water shortages in the affected regions intensify the competition for its use as well as threatening economic and social development and political stability.

This world's leading conference is organised by the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture of Germany (BMEL).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press