Agadir is hosting from February 21st to 24th, the 5th edition of Salon Halieutis. Under the patronage of King Mohammed VI and organized by the Halieutis Salon Association, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests, this biennial meeting will be held under the theme “New technologies in fisheries: for a better fisheries contribution in the blue economy”.
Norway will be in the spotlight of this new edition. A major player in sea fishing and aquaculture, it is the world’s second largest exporter of fish and fish products. He has also developed a large salmon farming sector, with aquaculture expertise dating back to 1850.
Industry professionals, national and international experts, will gather to discuss the sector’s current events, issues and perspectives in a context where the sustainable development of the ocean economy is at the center of concern. The Halieutis Show will also focus on innovative solutions that can be put in place by seafarers and aquaculture operators.
Since its launch in 2011, as part of the Halieutis 2020 strategy for the development of the sector, the Halieutis Exhibition has established itself as a key business platform in Africa and in the region, a hub of exchanges, partnerships and reflections. In addition, an important scientific program is planned with conferences led by specialists from Morocco and the world. This program includes topical topics that are at the heart of the concerns of operators in the sector and research.
The Halieutis Show will be organized in six areas: Fleet and Fishing Gear, Valorisation and Process, International, Institutional, Animation and Innovation. These centers will allow visitors to discover the different facets and know-how of the fishing sector.
As a reminder, the previous edition, held in 2017, brought together some forty countries, more than 250 exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors.
Morocco, first African producer
The fishing activity contributes to the food security of Morocco. It is one of the sectors with high potential for growth and jobs and thus occupies a strategic position and a leading role in the national economy. The sector employs nearly 97,000 people on land, which is 84% of the goal set in 2020 by the Halieutis Plan.
In terms of production, Morocco ranks first among African producers. The seafood processing and processing industry accounts for half of the country’s agri-food exports.