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Brazil Joins World on Sustainable Fishing

BRAZIL - The Brazilian government openly backed the Compliance Agreement of the United Nation's (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which aims to promote compliance of international conservation and governance measures by fishing vessels that operate on the high seas, as well as combat poaching activities.

The head of the Special Secretariat of Aquaculture and Fisheries (SEAP), Altemir Gregolin, deposited the instrument of acceptance on behalf of Brazil during a ceremony held last week at FAO's Rome headquarters, says BrazzilMagazine.

The Agreement is one of the few international legally binding instruments that address fishing activities in high seas areas outside the exclusive economic zones (EEZ).

Member countries participating in the Agreement, among which Brazil is now party, must guarantee that vessels flying their flag abide by responsible fishing practices on the high seas.

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