Saudi Arabia to Chair UN Fisheries Committee
Saudi Arabia has been elected to chair the 36th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s fisheries committee to be held in Rome in 2024.
Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture supports international efforts to promote sustainable fishing and aquaculture.
The ministry has worked to boost the fisheries sector, establishing a national program to protect fish stocks and the industry as a whole. Help has included the support to small-scale fishermen, along with initiatives to modernize fishing ports in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf.
It has also operated specialized centers in Saudi Arabia and internationally and supported the establishment of cooperative societies to promote sustainable fishing management practices among sector workers.
The national program has so far helped to increase exports of farmed products to more than 35 countries.