International Conclave on Mainstreaming Climate Change
October 17, 2023
International Conclave on Mainstreaming Climate Change into International Fisheries Governance and Strengthening of Fisheries Management Measures in Indo-Pacific region
FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India and the Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO) inaugurated the International Conclave on Mainstreaming Climate Change into International Fisheries Governance and Strengthening of Fisheries Management Measures in Indo-Pacific region on 17 October, 2023 in Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The three-day conclave aims to establish recommendations and guidelines for climate-resilient fisheries management and develop strategies to incorporate climate considerations into international fisheries governance.
The Conclave was inaugurated by Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Parshottam Rupala called upon the need for an inclusive space for all players and to adopt a collaborative global action to mitigate the ongoing climate crisis in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. He also highlighted the contribution of the fisheries sector to India's economy which provides livelihood for over 2.8 crore fishers and fish farmers at primary level. Other important dignitaries included Senior Fisheries Officer, FAO, Dr Piero Mannini and Chair of the Regional Fisheries Bodies Secretariat Network, Dr Darius Campbell and Director, BOBP-IGO, Dr P. Krishnan from the international front and Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, Dr J.K. Jena, Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board, Dr L. Narasimha Murthy and other Senior Officers of Department of Fisheries, Government of India, State Governments, Universities, Research Institutes. Takayuki Hagiwara, FAO Representative in India, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, Department of Fisheries, Secretary and Neetu Prasad, Joint Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Government of India.J.Vincent Jain, Deputy Chief Executive, SIFFS, Vijai, Chief Executive, SIFFS and Er. Ajith, SIFFS are at the Exhibition