Adriatic fishery groups meet
The workshop, attended by representatives of Adriatic fishery associations, was organized by the FAO AdriaMed project, an initiative that promotes scientific cooperation to support responsible fisheries in the Adriatic Sea. Albania, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia participate in the project, which is funded by the Italian Government's Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry Policies and implemented by FAO.
"The chairmen of all the key fishery associations in the region attended the workshop," says Rino Coppola, FAO focal point for the AdriaMed project. "Bringing them all together around the same table improved the chances for creating an effective network for cooperation in the region."
In Albania and Slovenia, the project is currently providing tools and training to assist the governments in setting up statistical units to collect and evaluate data on the number of fishing vessels operating in each country, the size and health of the catch and other information.
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1 August 2001