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Argentina, Russia Unite for Fisheries Development

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ARGENTINA - The Argentinian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Federal Agency for Fisheries of the Russian Federation, to strengthen ties in the field of conservation and management of living resources of the sea.

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The agreement provides for the development and coordination of fisheries research, by the exchange of scientific data and other information on fishing activities of mutual interest.

It implies, in this sense, the recognition of the importance of fisheries to the economies of both countries, in terms of food, employment, income and foreign exchange earnings and, in general, the socio-economic benefits for their populations engaged in this activity.

The joint statement includes among other areas of cooperation, the promotion of aquaculture, development of capture technologies (extraction) and processing of fishery products, training and professional development for the fishing industry and the organisation of forums, bilateral consultations, workshops and exchanges of specialists with industry experts.

The strategic agreement is implemented in the framework of the Tenth Meeting of the Argentine-Russian intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation and science and technology.