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Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication endorsed by FAO's Committee on Fisheries

10 June 2014, Rome -  Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication are designed to support the world's millions of small-scale fishers, particularly in developing countries, by promoting

FAO Director-General and Angola’s Minister for Fisheries meet on the sidelines of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries

11 June 2014, Rome - FAO’s Director-General met today with the Angolan Minister of Fisheries at the sidelines of the 31st session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries.

Minister Victoria Barros Neto thanked FAO for its continuous support, in particular in statistics for fisheries, and for helping Angola to benefit from South-South cooperation with Tanzania.

The Director-General thanked the minister for attending COFI and informed her about a regional statistics project that

“Fisheries and protein intake from fish must be a part of the nutrition debates,” Senaratne says

10 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Sri Lanka’s Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Rajitha Senaratne, at the margins of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI).

Graziano da Silva welcomed the Minister’s participation in the sessions and Sri Lanka’s efforts, which have led to great achievements in fish production. National production in the country increased from 380 000 tons in 2009 to nearly 600

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FAO Director-General at Committee on Fisheries says sustainable fisheries and aquaculture crucial to food security and nutrition

9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling for urgent action to address climate change and other threats to sustainable fisheries and fish stocks.

FAO's Committee on Fisheries (COFI) opened its 9-13 June session to address a range of issues related to the long-term well-being of marine and inland fisheries

FAO Director-General meets Japan’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Japan’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries , Hisao Harihara, who was in Rome for his first visit to FAO headquarters.

Graziano da Silva expressed appreciation for Japan’s continuous support to FAO. He particularly welcomed the country’s increased interest in international cooperation on agriculture, notably with African countries, following the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V)