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Indonesia extend cooperation on fishing development

PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Indonesia had extended their cooperation on the development of aquaculture, marine capture fisheries, post-harvest, fish processing development, marine fisheries conservation, anti-illegal fishing practices, research activities, education, training and environment protection, reports the Philippine Information Agency. <br><br></b> The fisheries cooperation of the Philippines with Indonesia has been extended until 2010 after both parties signed a memorandum of agreement. <br><br> President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo strongly support the efforts of the said cooperation with the help of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), Department of Foreign Affairs and the private sector. <br><br> The said extension of the cooperation of Philippines and Indonesia brought immediate relief to the local tuna industry. <br><br> The new agreement requires a joint committee composed of senior officials from both countries that will determine in detail the cooperation schemes and effective implementation of several other fishery tie-ups. <br><br> <i>Source: The Fishsite News Desk</i>

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