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RI, IORA form working group to protect fisheries sector

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 25 2020   /  01:00 am
Delegasi dari 21 Negara saat Council of Ministers Meeting, Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) 2017, JCC, Senayan, Jakarta, Senin, 6/3/2017. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama) (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Indonesia and eight other countries grouped under the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) established on Tuesday a regional working group on fisheries management that aims to sustain marine welfare around the world's third-largest ocean amid and post COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative came from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Oman, Tanzania and Thailand; nine country members of IORA -- an international organization comprising 22 states bordering the Indian Ocean -- as well as from the IORA Fisheries Support Unit (FSU), a think-tank under the organization that focuses on fishery issues. It was inaugurated on Tuesday through the 1st Meeting of IORA Cluster Group on Fisheries Management (CFGM) held virtually, in which the Indonesian delegation was represented by the Foreign Ministry and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry. Read a...