Report of the 9th Session of the Conference of Ministers(CM)of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC)
DECLARATIONS OF MINISTERS AND HEADS OF DELEGATIONS
Statements by Ministers and Heads of Delegations of the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Federal Republic of Nigeria were recorded by the ninth session of the Conference of Ministers. States have successively recalled the importance of the fisheries sector in their economies in terms of contribution to food security, fight against poverty and unemployment. They stressed the need to adopt common policies and strategies for sustainable management of shared resources and development of equitable intra-reginal fish trade. They expressed their deep gratitude to all development partners including FAO, EU, ADfB and World Bank for their regular support to FCWC through projects and programs of common interest. Finally, they encouraged the Secretary-General of the Committee for the work done and renewed their commitment to fulfil their obligations for the achievement of the Committee's objectives.