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MEXICO - Mexico and China sign aquaculture cooperation agreement

The governments of Mexico and China established a scientific and technical cooperation link in aquaculture through signing a memorandum of understanding. The objective of this agreement is to strengthen the aquaculture industry in Mexico and establish common health protocols that allow a fluid trade between the two countries.

September 8, 2016

The governments of Mexico and China established a scientific and technical cooperation link in aquaculture through signing a memorandum of understanding.

The agreement was signed by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and the China Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), in the framework of the visit of a delegation from China participating in a binational meeting with Mexican authorities.

The objective of this agreement is to strengthen the aquaculture industry in Mexico and establish common health protocols that allow a fluid trade between the two countries.

At SAGARPA headquarters, the head of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, stressed that in the last three years aquaculture in Mexico has grown 14 per cent above the world average recorded by the FAO, which is 6 per cent.

In addition, he said that the visits to China by SAGARPA head, Jose Calzada Rovirosa, one of the points agreed with the authorities of that country was to strengthen health and bilateral cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector from which the agreement that was presented emerged.

\"Therefore, and considering that China, with a production of more than 45 million tonnes in 2014, as reported by the FAO, accounts for over 60 per cent of world aquaculture production is that we consider it appropriate to establish a formal and priority cooperation link for the development of aquaculture,\" Aguilar pointed out.

Source: FIS // Original Article

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