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Talks focus on illegal activities in the fisheries sector

29 September 2017, Rome -  Illegal activities in the fisheries sector, including illegal fishing, focused talks between FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Indonesia's Minister for Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjastuti, today.  

Watch the Minister's remarks following the meeting:

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EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, FAO Director-General agree to deepen strategic alliance

29 September 2017, Rome - EU Commissioner of Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today agreed to ratchet up collaboration between the two organizations to address food waste, food safety, and antimicrobial resistance in supply chains.

In a new letter of intent signed today, FAO and the EU pledge to work closely together to halve per capita food waste

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Momentum builds in Latin America as more countries scale up fight against illegal fishing

27 September 2017, Rome – Peru has become the latest country to join global efforts against illegal fishing by acceding to a FAO-brokered international pact.

Peruvian Ambassador to Italy and the UN agencies in Rome, Luis Carlos Antonio Ibérico Núñez, today formally presented FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with the country’s instrument of ratification to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and

FAO Director-General praises the country for joining the Port State Measures agreement against illegal fishing

27 September 2017, Rome -  FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today praised Namibia for joining the Port State Measures Agreement, a FAO-brokered groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing. 

In talks with the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia, Bernard Esau, the pair discussed ways in which FAO can help the country building capacity to implement the agreement to enhance sustainable fisheries. 

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By FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva

Amidst the pressing global issues discussed during last week’s UN General Assembly, FAO and its partners succeeded in drawing the world’s attention towards an important challenge to be tackled for the success of the Agenda 2030: food waste and food loss.

The Rome-based agencies (FAO, WFP and IFAD), together with governments (UAE, Germany and Italy), private sector and civil society representatives, renewed the call that greater cooperation among all stakeholders