taroudant - The city of Agadir will hold the Freshwater Ecological Fishing Festival, the first of its kind in Morocco, from January 8 to 10.
taroudant – The city of Agadir will hold the Freshwater Ecological Fishing Festival, the first of its kind in Morocco, from January 8 to 10.
The festival aims to bring together a minimum of 1,500 fishermen in order to understand and implement the best fishing practices that respect the environment.
The organizers will present the results of the national festival at the conference on Climate Change (COP22) scheduled for November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Under the theme, “The fisherman, a development actor to be mobilized for the sustainability of fish resources in the context of human pressure and the effects of climate change,” the festival will be marked by the signing of the “Ecological pact of the fisherman.”
The ecological pact is an environmental charter developed by the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Man (FNH) and the Environment Watch Committee (VEC) in France. It sets ten objectives and five practical proposals that can be applied to sustainably care for the environment.
According to the Moroccan Federation of Recreational Fishing, the organizers of the event, the pact is a form of moral charter, which fishermen undertake to respect nature and to know the best practices for sustainable fisheries.
The festival includes a documentary film about fishing, workshops about fly tying, as well as conferences highlighting the ecological importance of fishing and its relation with tourism and the environment.
The fishing federation will also present results of the ‘eco-tourism development cooperation project’ of fish biodiversity in contributing to the preservation of water resources, highlighting Ifrane National Park as a successful example.