Closing Address by Chairman Infofish in 33rd INFOFISH Technical Advisory Board Meeting
Dear officials from Member Countries and Infofish, Technical Officers, Fisheries Scientists, Observers, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning, Good afternoon,
I would like to thank all the Members States and Observers for taking keen interest in 33rd Technical Advisory Meeting of Infofish. It has been a fruitful interaction in understanding the fisheries sector.
The workplan, which has been discussed and finalized during the meeting, will go a long way in analyzing the markets, supply chain, value addition, enhancing exports, dissemination of knowledge and addressing the problem of IUU Fishing. The Infofish will provide a springboard to the member countries in this regard. These interventions are cardinal in the backdrop of COVID-19. The challenge for Infofish and the members states is to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19 by coming together and finding a way forward and turning these adverse circumstances into opportunities.
As Chairman, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts made by Director Infofish and her team in organizing this virtual meeting and making adjustments in the wake of COVID-19 by arranging webinars to keep the member countries aware in this changed environment. I would also like to thank and congratulate Mr. Kusuadi Sallih, Deputy Director General, Development Authority of Malaysia for chairing the 33rd meeting of Infofish Technical & Advisory Board Meeting.
In the end, I would like to thank all the Member Countries and Observers for sparing their precious time and valuable input during the meeting. I also wish the participants good luck in their future endeavors. Together we will make this forum stronger and effective.
Stay blessed - Stay safe
Chairman Infofish/ Federal Secretary, Ministry of Maritime Affairs
Government of Pakistan