Due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the 34th session of the FAO Fisheries Committee will be held on February 1, 2021 through a combination of video and letter. Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Liu Xinzhong, director of the Fisheries and Fisheries Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, attended the meeting and the 25th anniversary of the”Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries” and spoke on behalf of the Chinese government.
Liu Xinzhong stated that after the 28th General Assembly of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reviewed and approved the”Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries” and related resolutions in 1995, the Chinese government has upheld the spirit of responsibility and stepped out A responsible fishery and aquaculture development path with Chinese characteristics. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the conservation of fishery resources. Based on China’s national conditions, the Chinese government has organized and implemented a series of resource conservation measures such as reduction of boats for fishing fishermen, closure of ocean fishing in summer, fishing ban on the Yangtze River, resource enhancement and release, and marine pasture construction to promote sustainable fishery development. The Chinese government has vigorously promoted the industrial development policy of “mainly feeding”. By 2020, the output of aquaculture will account for 80%of the total aquatic product output. This will not only solve the problem of “difficult eating fish”, but also increase income, promote poverty alleviation, and promote Up employment. The Chinese government has successively joined 10 international or regional fisheries management organizations, participated in more than 30 international fisheries-related activities, strengthened dialogue and exchanges with important fishing countries, increased cooperation and assistance to developing countries, and played an important role in the sustainable development of global fisheries .
Liu Xinzhong said that the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture is not only related to the effective governance of global marine fisheries, but also related to the timely realization of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The 2021 Fishery Commission Declaration on Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, which was formed at the meeting, is of great significance for further strengthening international fishery cooperation, realizing diversified food supply, ensuring food security and effective supply, and solving the problem of hunger. Give high affirmation and firm support.
Liu Xinzhong stated that in order to promote the sustainable development of global aquaculture, from September 22-26, 2021, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Center Network will cooperate with China Agriculture The Ministry of Rural Affairs co-hosted the 4th Global Aquaculture Conference in Shanghai. After the meeting, the”Shanghai Declaration on Promoting the Sustainable Development of Global Aquaculture Industry” will be issued. At the same time, the”High-end Roundtable on South-South and Tripartite Cooperation to Promote Sustainable Aquaculture Development” and the Global Aquaculture Industry Achievement Exhibition will also be held. All those who care about, support and engage in the aquaculture industry are welcome to register and participate actively.
Liu Xinzhong said that the Chinese government will continue to strengthen cooperation with other countries to promote the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in the world, in order to ensure global food security and build a community with a shared future for mankind. Contribute.
The FAO Fisheries Committee, as the only intergovernmental platform for global research on major international fisheries and aquaculture issues, meets every two years to review the The work plan in the field of fisheries and aquaculture and its implementation, and regularly reviews international fisheries and aquaculture problems, analyzes such problems and possible solutions, so that countries, FAO, intergovernmental agencies and civil society can coordinate Consistent action.
This five-day conference will introduce the responsible and sustainable development of national fisheries, and hold the 25th anniversary of the”Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries” to discuss fisheries Contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the resolutions of the 10th Aquaculture Sub-Committee and the 17th Trade Sub-Committee of the Committee of Fisheries, the feasibility of establishing a fishery management sub-committee, and discuss small-scale fisheries and combat IUU fishing. Fish, fisheries and climate and environmental changes, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s fishery work plan were discussed.