Morocco to Take Part in 6th ‘Our Ocean’ International Conference
Oslo – Morocco will take part at the 6th international conference “Our Ocean” that will be kicked off on Monday in Oslo.
The two-day event will bring together 500 representatives from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experiences, identify solutions and commit to action for clean, healthy and productive oceans.
The Moroccan delegation, led by minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forestry, Aziz Akhannouch, includes Lamia Radi, Morocco’s ambassador to Norway, Zakia Driouich, secretary general of the Department of Fisheries, Majida Mâarouf, director of the National Agency for the Development of Aquaculture, and Abdelmalek Faraj, director of the National Fisheries Research Institute.
“Our future depends on a clean and healthy ocean, where protection and sustainable use go hand in hand. The ocean is under threat from the effects of climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and unsustainable use,” according to the conference’s website.
“Safeguarding the ocean for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency,” the same source adds.
At this high-level conference, Akhannouch will address a panel entitled “Facing the challenges: taking action against climate change”, which will be followed by two other seminars for actions against ocean pollution and overfishing as well as the challenges of fisheries governance.
The Moroccan minister will also hold talks on the margins of the conference with his Norwegian peer on topics of common interest.
The “Our Ocean” Conference was first launched in 2014 in the United States, in response to the widespread degradation of the marine environment.