Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi called Tuesday in Algiers for the enlargement of consultation with all parties enabling the sector so as to reach a consensual approach on the means to promote the role of fisheries in the national economy for the next five-year program (2015-2019).
Speaking at the opening of the General Assembly of the Algerian Chamber of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ferroukhi said that " the next few months will be crucial for the sector, in particular through the opening of dialogue channels between administration, professionals and scientists to develop a common approach for the sector recovery."
In fact, this participatory plan will be "a major challenge" that builds on enhancing the role of fisheries in the national economy , optimizing the sustainable growth of gross national product (GNP) and promoting the role of the sector in building a strong national economy , based on national production.
Ferroukhi stressed on this occasion the role of the Algerian Chamber of fisheries and aquaculture in the opening of a debate among professionals, emphasizing that his decision to devote his first outing since his appointment as head of sector in the new government to the general assembly of this structure, "results from the attention paid to professionals."
"The next five-year program will be expanded to business marketing through the gradual integration of representatives of fishery products in the sector’s strategy to ensure greater coordination between production and marketing, and a balance between supply and demand ," the minister added.