Federpesca at 'Healthy and Protected Oceans' Summit at FAO
Federpesca was also present, with a speech by Director Dr. Francesca Biondo, who said: "Federpesca has long embraced the challenge launched by the 2030 Agenda, and in particular by SDG 14 "Life Below Water"
25, Jul 2023
The event organized by the Italian government and the committee for Rome's candidacy for Expo2030 entitled "Healthy and protected oceans: for a sustainable, equal and prosperous future" took place today at the FAO headquarters in Rome. The discussion was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Tajani, the Minister of University and Research Bernini and the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security Picetto Fratin together with various representatives of the Governments of the small islands of the world, to discuss the crucial role of the oceans and the sea for food security and to face the challenges of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
At the opening, Minister Tajani declared how important it is for Italy to cooperate with the smaller islands to guarantee the protection of marine resources, for sustainable fisheries and food systems and expressed his commitment to work together in view of the "4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States" to be held next year in Antigua and Barbuda.
Federpesca was also present with a speech by the Director Dr.ssa Francesca Biondo who declared: "For some time Federpesca has accepted the challenge launched by the 2030 Agenda, and in particular by SDG 14 "Life Below Water". For this reason we are engaged in the implementation of projects to support fishermen and their families, for the promotion of blue growth, food security, sector requalification, gender equality and for the protection of the marine environment, especially in Italy, in the Mediterranean and African areas. We are open to sharing our best practices and building new partnerships, we believe it is essential to build collaborations, as cooperation is the pillar of the sustainable development of the fish sector and the protection of our seas. In this sense, we are convinced that the fish sector has a fundamental role of mediation and cooperation. We certainly have a duty to look after and protect shared natural resources, but this goal can only be achieved through cooperation, since the sea makes us naturally interdependent” concluded Director Biondo.