HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 3 (ACN) The 16th Regular Meeting of the Small-scale, Artisanal and Aquaculture Fisheries Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPESAALC) will hold its session from Sep. 4-6 in Cuba.
The meeting will take place with the aim of analyzing the situation of this activity and the great challenges it faces due to its impact on the economy and food of the regional natios, according to the information published in Juventud Rebelde newspaper.
It will also identify possible South-South cooperation actions and strategic alliances with other organizations, as well as the fostering of the adaptation of the Commission's work to the context of the Global Initiative for Blue Growth.
Thirty-five representatives from member countries of the Commission will attend the meeting, including Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Bolivia, El Salvador, Paraguay, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Jamaica, Suriname, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
The Regional Workshop on the monitoring of indicators for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Objectives in the region will be held jointly.
The sustainable development of small-scale and artisanal fisheries and aquaculture is vital for achieving food security and poverty reduction, so it is an urgent issue to discuss, the newspaper reads.