Guinea preparing to join the Initiative for transparency in the fishery sector (FiTI)

The Ministry of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Maritime Economy of Guinea organised in Conakry on 28-29 March, with the support of the PRCM and FiTI International Secretariat, a workshop to start the process of the country’s accession to the FiTI Imitative by April 2017.

The workshop was attended by about thirty national experts and representatives from the fisheries sector of Guinea, and aimed to broaden the knowledge of these stakeholders on the FiTI as well as to encourage their involvement in the implementation of actions planned in the roadmap adopted in December 2016 at the information and awareness-raising workshop on transparency in the fisheries sector.

Actually, for the authorities of Guinea, there is a paradox between the country’s fishery potential and the level of its contribution to the country’s socio-economic development. That is why, it is important for Guinea to participate in the initiative in order to reduce the deficit of governance and transparency in that sector. Participants discussed in turns the setting up of the national consultative multistakeholder panel on transparency in fisheries, its membership, the functioning of Guinea FiTI as well as the preliminary draft decree which marks an official milestone in the process of the country’s accession to the Initiative, which will have to be acknowledged at the conference scheduled in Bali, Indonesia on 27 April 2017.

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