• Short Summary

    DELEGATES FROM 22 FISHING NATIONS ATTENDED THE FIRST MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION FISHERIES COMMITTEE FOR THE EASTERN-CENTRAL ATLANTIC AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ACCRA ON MONDAY.

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    DELEGATES FROM 22 FISHING NATIONS ATTENDED THE FIRST MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION FISHERIES COMMITTEE FOR THE EASTERN-CENTRAL ATLANTIC AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ACCRA ON MONDAY. THEY WILL DISCUSS WAYS OBTAINING THE MAXIMUM QUANTITY OF FISH FROM THE AREA, WITHOUT HARMING STOCKS.

    THE CONFERENCE WILL STUDY THE TENDENCY TO OVER-FISH SPECIES, SUCH A TUNA, AND THE UNDER EXPLOITATION OF ANCHOVIES, THE NEED FOR BETTER STATISTICS, AND CO-OPERATION WITH INTERNATIONAL BODIES.

    DELEGATES FROM, THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, CAMEROUN, CONGO-KINSHASA, DAHOMEY, FRANCE, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GREECE, ITALY THE IVORY COAST, JAPAN, KOREA, MOROCCOA, NIGERIA, POLAND, RUMANIA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SPAIN, AND TOGO WERE AT THE CONFERENCE.

    THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFRICA, MR. MOISE MENSAH OF DAHOMEY, TOLD THE DELEGATES THOUGH PRODUCTION IN THE SEAS UNDER DISCUSSION HAD INCREASED FIVE FOLD IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, IT STILL ONLY REPRESENTED THREE PER CENT OF THE WORLD'S CATCH.

    OBSERVERS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, AND THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEAS ARE ALSO ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE. A SEPARATE COMMITTEE INCLUDING A REPRESENTATIVE OF LAND-LOCKED UPPER VOLTA, WILL DISCUSS PROBLEMS OF INLAND FISHERIES IN WEST AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1PRI1337E5Z9RDIS8T82G1AIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1PRI1337E5Z9RDIS8T82G1AIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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