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
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
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)
9 June 2014, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Bangladesh’s Minister for Fisheries and Livestock, Muhammed Sayedul Hoque, who was in Rome to attend FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI).
Graziano da Silva welcomed Sayedul Hoque’s participation at the meeting and noted that FAO’S cooperation with Bangladesh is “very successful”. Both agreed to further deepen collaboration between the UN agency and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock with
9 June2014, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, who visited FAO’s Headquarters to address the opening of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI).
Graziano da Silva and Sekimizu agreed on the importance to increase efforts aimed at improving safety within the fishing sector. They also discussed the urgent need for countries to implement the Torremolinos Protocol and the