The role of Ecuador in the tuna fishery is a regional and international beacon on the fight against illegal practices and in favor of the sustainability of the seas. Today and tomorrow, the Third Regional Tuna Sustainability Forum is being held in Manta.
Representatives of the Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Tuna Industries and Processors (Ceipa) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have embarked on the third edition of this event.
International experts will discuss issues such as ‘The State of the World Fisheries: Conservation and Management Measures of the Eastern Pacific Ocean,’ and address the agreement on ‘Agreements on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (INDNR).’
“What is sought in the forum is to strengthen the industry and its players, under the concept of a sustainable local, regional and international market, taking into account that Ecuador is a major player in tuna exports,” said Minister Ana Katuska Drouet. (I)