Brazil and Norway, together on the sustainable development of the fisheries sector. (Photo: MPA)
Norway and Brazil progress in fisheries cooperation
Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 02:30 (GMT + 9)
The Governments of Norway and Brazil have given the initial go-ahead for the launch of an Action Plan for the development of fisheries and aquaculture activities between the two countries.
The head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Ideli Salvatti, and the Ambassador of Norway in Brazil, Tured Euzébio, met on 1 April in Manaus, where they agreed on the first collaborative activities in these areas.
The Norwegian Ambassador stressed the importance of Brazil for investments in his country, particularly in the field of sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture.
"Aquaculture represents the generation of healthy foods, and that is of interest to our country and around the world," said Euzébio.
And recalling that the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries was created 101 years ago, the ambassador said that Norwegian aquaculture is growing along with the world trend.
In addition to extending the agreements with the Government of Norway, Salvatti intends to use the experience of that nation in research and production technology of fish.
During the meeting in Manaus, they presented the Action Plan on the development of fisheries and aquaculture.
"The plan was presented at the same time that Norway announced the "Strategy for Brazil", said the Brazilian minister.
"The delegation left the country with a positive perception that concrete measures are taken, as Brazil integrated development opportunities within the Plan," she added.
"It [the agreement] will reap rewards, for better fish and more fish," she said.
By Analia Murias