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At its Twenty-ninth Session in November 1997, the FAO Conference, by Resolution 18/97, instituted the Margarita Lizárraga Medal to be awarded biennially by the Conference upon the proposal of the Council to a person or organization that has served with distinction in the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. The Medal pays tribute to the late Dr. Margarita Saucedo Lizárraga, Senior Fishery Liaison Officer for her decisive role in promoting the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, for her productive work in the field of fisheries for almost forty years, for her great dedication to FAO and for her strong commitment towards fostering the promotion of the fisheries sector, especially in developing countries. The Selection Committee for the award, composed of the Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, and the Bureau of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reviews nominations for each biennium based on the agreed criteria.

Winners of the Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award


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