Fisheries Society Tasks Stakeholders On Food Security, Economy
IN line with the economic realities in the nation, the Fisheries Society Office of Nigeria (FISON) is organising a stakeholders’ meeting to deliberate on challenges facing the Fisheries subsector, while expecting multi-dimensional solutions proffered to government, which has committed a lot of resources to its transformation agenda to assist the private and public sectors.
In a release by the Executive Secretary of the Society, Dr. Mrs. Charity Oche, the forum is expected to address all issues of fisheries as a business, repositioned to make it contribute substantially to national economy.
It said the organisation realises the importance of human and social capital resources required to improve project planning and implementation in the industry with reference to food security, therefore the need for stakeholders in public and private sectors to work as a team.
The society, it said is focusing primarily on individual participation and not just positional titles to contribute constructively to the discussion.
“We are aware that people make up networks, not organisations and we believe that we will all work together to affect the success of the different projects that will emanate from the forum. Nigeria is certainly blessed with human and material resources to build a formidable fisheries industry and all we need to do now is to build an enduring structure with the leadership of FISON,” the statement said.
At the end of the meeting several workable platforms will be developed around issues not limited to import duties, regulatory framework, extension, certification, policy framework, strengthening FISON, etc. Effectiveness, Efficiency, innovation, diffusion and legitimacy will be the design and implementation strategy of the forum.
The meet is scheduled for January 29, 2015 at NIOMR Conference Room in Lagos.