NaFAA Receives FAO Vehicles
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA has received two Vehicles from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to boost its extension program.
Presenting the vehicles Wednesday at the UN Pan African Plaza Building in Sinkor,FAO-Liberia Country Representative Mariatou Njiereaffirmed FAO’s full commitment to the growth and development of the Liberian fisheries sector.
Recounting FAO’s support over the years in the development of the fisheries sector, particularly support toyouth, developing policies, and Aquaculture development, Madam Njie stressed that “FAO remains a key partner to overall transformation of Liberia’s fisheries sector”.
Speaking further the FAO-Liberia Representative outline the number of engagements NaFAA Management have had with the UN body and accordingly these engagements are all geared toward bringing about transformation in the fisheries sector.
Madam Njie specifically, mentioned Aquaculture as the sector FAO plans to direct its support with the aim of resuscitating it for the production huge supply of fish from the pond.
She said FAO-Liberia has informed its region office about the urge needs of the Liberian fisheries which has overtime led to the development of a concept notewhich they have shared with NaFAA Management for its input.
The FAO-Liberia Country Representative stated that they have developed an action plan on fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing on Liberian waters.
Receiving the vehicles, the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority Mrs. Emma Metieh Glasscotermed the partnership with FAO-Liberia as “a big step toward a stronger collaboration.
Mr. Glassco stressed that logistics is critical to expansion of the operations of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority as such the donation of the two vehicles by the FAO is timely.
Madam Glassco pointed out that the vehicles will enable NaFAA extend its fisheries operations to other coastal counties as it has planned to embarked on robust coastal counties tour under the theme “taking fisheries to the communities”.
Commenting on the concept compiled by FAO to revamp the Liberian fisheries sector, Madam Glassco promised that her technical team is reviewing them to make their import and later make submission to the UN body.
Also responding to FAO’s plan an action plan to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing on Liberian waters, the NaFAA Boss noted that FAO’s input will help Liberia lift the yellow card ban placed on Liberia.
The yellow card ban on Liberia forillegal, unregulated and unauthorized (IUU) fishing prohibits Liberia from operating fishing activities in European water.
It can recalled, July 2018 FAO donated three laptops to the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA as its initial logistically support the fisheries sector.