Agriculture and Food Security>>Marine and Fisheries


The 1st D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security held on 25-27 February 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, identified Marine Affairs and Fisheries as one of areas under agricultural cooperation. The Meeting also agreed to establish Working Group on Marine Affairs and Fisheries with the aim of increasing the level of contribution from marine and fisheries product to D-8 national food commodity.

The meeting underlined that optimizing marine and aquaculture sectors, including fisheries products, coastal and marine environment, eco-marine tourism and aquaculture would significantly contribute to improve food security among D-8 Member States. As follow up of the 1st D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security, the D-8 Consultative Meeting of Working Group on Marine and Fisheries was held in May 2009 in Manado, Indonesia. The meeting adopted key strategic initiatives of the Group as follows:

•Technology Transfer in the field of marine and fresh water aquaculture, fish feed manufacturing, coral conservation and management 

•Training Program in the field of marine, fresh and brackish water farming, hatchery technology and integrated aquaculture, marine fisheries and inland waters management, fish and fisheries processing quality control

•Marine and Fisheries Promotion through joint investment in small island development, marine eco-tourism, exchange investment rules/requirements on fisheries & aquaculture

•Establishment of Information Centre in order to facilitate exchange of data/information amongst Member Countries

•D-8 International Events Participation in order to promote the potency of marine affairs and fisheries

•Developing cooperation on marine protection and conservation

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Subsequent to the KL Initiative, in the Marine Affairs & Fisheries sub-sector, several meetings have been held by D-8 Organization as follows:

1)The D-8 Consultative Meeting Of Working Group On Marine Affairs And Fisheries (Manado, Indonesia, 13 May 2009).
Indonesia produced the draft of the Terms of Reference of the WGMAF to the D-8 countries and the D-8 Secretariat. Member countries will submit their comments to Indonesia after they have received the draft ToR.


2)1st Ministerial Meeting on Marine and Fisheries & Fertilizers and 1st Senior Officials Meeting of the D-8 Working Group on Marine and Fisheries & Fertilizers (6-8 April 2010, Cairo – Egypt) 
On D-8 Working Group on Marine & Fisheries, the following topics were adopted:

Technology Transfer
1.Marine and fresh water aquaculture 
2.Fish feed manufacturing
3.Coral conservation and management
4.Exchange of researchers, technical staff and cooperation among research institutes 

Training Programs
1.Joint training courses in the field of marine, fresh and brackish water farming, hatchery technology and integrated aquaculture
2.Marine fisheries and inland waters management
3.Fish and fisheries processing  quality control  
4.Effectively make use of the available training programs organized by the D-8 Member Countries, such as the program of Malaysia and Egypt. The meeting agreed to provide the D-8 secretariat a list of the regular training courses in Member Countries and collect the training courses needed in as well. A list of training programs will be developed through the D-8 secretariat.
 
Fish Trade 
1.Enhance private sector role for joint investment and increase trade flows
2.Development of quality standard specifications
3.Identify tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in fisheries
4.Exchange investment rules and requirements in the field of fisheries, aquaculture and related activities
5.Develop a Mutual Recognition Arrangements on fish quality and safety assurance 

Database Establishment 
  • Establish database at the Food Security Information Center in Cairo, Egypt

D-8 International events Participation
Member Countries are encouraged to coordinate their views during international meetings and gatherings. Any collective view on behalf of the D-8 Organization has to be confirmed by D-8 Secretariat. The Chair of the working group requested Member Countries to convey their views to the D8 Secretariat prior to announcing them in International conferences.



3)2nd Working Group Meeting on Marine and Fisheries (16 May 2011, Tehran, Iran).
The meeting took a decision that with regard to the draft TOR prepared by Indonesia, member countries should send their timely comments to the Secretariat.  Thus far Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan has submitted it.

4)5th Agriculture Ministerial Meeting on Food Security held on 01-03 December 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

5th Working Group Meeting on Marine and Fisheries: The followings are discussed:

-Turkey proposed to organize training program for trainers on Marine Aquaculture.

-Malaysia proposed “Technical Cooperation for the Development and Management of Genetically improved and diseased free Tilapia stock”.

-The meeting agreed upon creation of “Project Basket” with project proposals coming from the Member States. Member States or Financial Institutions might establish fund for the project.

-To improve the efficiency of working group on Marine and Fishers three proposals have been suggested by the group.

a)Private sector participation  need to be increased 
b)Common cooperation need to be improved
c)Enhancing D-8 Secretariat activity




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Bangladesh
Md. Anisur Rahman
Joint Secretary (Fish)

Phone: + 88 029 514 201
Fax:      + 88 029 512 220
Email:  anisur3112@yahoo.com 

Egypt

Dr. Mohammed El Gazar
Head of General Authority for Fish Resources Development
Tel: +202 22620118
Fax: +202 22620117
Email: gafredeg@hotmail.com 

Indonesia
Mr. Anang Noegroho 
Director of Center for International Marine and Fisheries Cooperation (PUSKITA)
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries  
Phone: +62 21 351 9070 # 7126
Fax: + 62 21 386 4293
Email: multilateralmmaf@gmail.com 
       multilateralmmaf@yahoo.co.id 

Dr. Ir. Syafril Fauzi, M.Sc (Mr)
Secretary for Directorate-General of Fisheries Product Processing and Marketing
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
Phone: +62 21 351 9070 # 6143
Fax: +62 21 351 3304
Email: syafril_f@yahoo.com 
       Ksp.p2hp@yahoo.com


 
Iran
Mr. Mehdi Shakouri
Deputy Head of Aquaculture of Iran Fisheries Organization
Ministry of Jihad – Agriculture
Tel. +9821-66943860, 66940692
Fax. +9821-66943870
Email: mehdishakori@yahoo.com  

Mr. Ali Asghar Mojahedi
Director General for Fisheries Management of Iran Fisheries Organization
Ministry of Jihad – Agriculture
Tel. +9821-66943965
Fax. +9821-66943852
Email: mojahedi-a@hotmail.com 

Mr. Shahram Safi Yari
Seafood Quality and Processing Officer
Quality Improvement in Fisheries Industries and Market Promotion
Tel. +9821-66942583, 66943954
Fax. +9821-66941372
Email: pars2000@gmail.com  

Dr. Hossein Ali Abdolhay (PhD)
Director of Aquaculture Development Department 
Iran Fisheries Organization
Ministry of Agriculture
Phone: + 98 21 6694 3860
       + 98 21 6694 0692
Fax:   + 98 21 6694 3870
Email: hossein_abdolhay@yahoo.com 
       abdolhay@mail.fisheries.ir 


Malaysia
Mr. Ahmad Hazizi Bin Azis
Director International, 
Trade and Investment Division, 
Department of Fisheries Malaysia
Telp: +603-88704212 (ext:4213)
Fax: +603-88891195
Email: ahazizi@dof.gov.my  

Mr.Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Wahab
Head, International Section International, 
Trade and Investment Division, 
Department of Fisheries Malaysia
Phone: +603-88704210
Fax: +603-88891195
Email: rahman_wahab@dof.gov.my

Nigeria 

Foluke Omotayo Areola
Head of Departement, Federal Departement of Fisheries, 
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 
Email areolaf@yahoo.com 
foareola@gmail.com 
areola.f@fmard.gov.ng 
Phone: +234 8033205882
+ 234 705 989 7445


Turkey
Mr. Ramazan Celebi
Head of Department 
General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Phone:  +90 312 286 8701 Ext.: 3033
Email:  ramazan.celebi@tarim.gov.tr 


Meetings so far held:

-2nd Working Group Meeting on Marine Affairs and Fisheries (16 May 2011 Tehran-Iran)
-3rd Working Group Meeting on Marine Affairs and Fisheries (3 October 2012, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara-Indonesia) 

-5th Working Group Meeting on Marine and Fisheries (01-03 December 2014, Istanbul-Turkey)