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Focus on post-capture losses reduction

12 June 2016, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Angola's Fisheries Minister, Victória de Barros Neto, in Rome to attend FAO's Committee on Fisheries, for talks that focused on cooperation in the fisheries field, in particular support to reduce post-capture losses, as well as small-scale acuiculture.

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Oman, first country in the Middle East to become a party to the Port State Measures agreement to tackle illegal fishing

12 June 2016, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Oman's Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Fuad bin Ja'afar bin Mohammed Al-Sajwani, in Rome to attend FAO's Committee on Fisheries. 

Oman was the first country in the Middle East to become a party of the Port State Measures Agreement,  the world's first international treaty specifically aimed at tackling Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Watch his remarks on its importance:

Il est essentiel de promouvoir une pêche durable en faveur des communautés locales de pêcheurs

11 juillet 2016, Rome - Le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, a rencontré aujourd’hui Son Excellence le Professeur Alpha Condé, Président de la République de Guinée, en marge de la 32ème session du Comité des pêches de la FAO.

Le Président de la République de Guinée, Champion du Nouveau Partenariat pour le Développement de l'Afrique (NEPAD) de l'Union Africaine pour la pêche et l’aquaculture, était l’invité

Norway is the third largest donor of voluntary contributions to the organization

7 July 2016, Rome – FAO and Norway have agreed to continue an already fruitful cooperation in the strategic areas of fisheries, the right to food, climate-smart agriculture, deforestation, gender equity and food loss and waste.

An agreement signed today by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Norway’s Ambassador to FAO, Inge Nordang, paves the way for the continuation of a longstanding successful collaboration. It also covers funding and joint

Talks focus on El Niño impact

6 July 2016, Rome- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Zimbabwe's Minister for Public Service, Labour and Welfare, Priscah Mupfimira, in Rome to attend an UN event which seeks to boost response to El Niño's dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, and urge La Niña preparedness.