As a major actor for the marine aquaculture sector in Morocco, The National Agency for Aquaculture Development (ANDA) is taking part in the Annual Investment Meeting which has been held on April 2-4, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Over the course of this event, ANDA presented the advantages of Morocco and the national strategy for aquaculture development to investors as well as the specific opportunities found within the aquaculture development plans. The aim was to encourage investor to include Morocco into their own international development strategies.
تتطلب عرض الشرائح هذه للجافا سكريبت.
The development of aquaculture in Morocco is a major political choice reflecting a determination of a strong commitment for the sustainability of fisheries resources, while ensuring sustainable food security.
Based on this strategic vision, The ANDA is created in 2011, within the framework of the Halieutis strategy, so as to promote the development of aquaculture in Morocco, through the gathering of all the favorable conditions to make the aquaculture sector a real development lever.
Three key mandates were ascribed to ANDA to promote the development of aquaculture:
To implement the government’s aquaculture strategy.
To initiate specific action plans that apply the guidelines of the national strategy for the fisheries sector and within the relevant regulatory framework.
To promote the aquaculture industry and to encourage exchanges both at a national and international level.
ANDA has five main tasks to achieve these missions:
Supporting investments in aquaculture by putting in place specific action plans.
Proposing regulatory measures to promote the sector’s development and organisation.
Supporting pilot projects in aquaculture in partnership with public and private stakeholders.
Supporting investors in carrying out their projects.
Implementing an appropriate communication and information policy by taking part in and organising events to promote the industry.
Allocated zone for aquaculture
A corner stone of the ANDA strategy, the Moroccan coast’s planning for aquaculture purposes is a pillar and an essential lever for the development of a responsible and sustainable aquaculture.
By adopting a relevant and well-structured approach, ANDA has initiated a genuine planning program that strives to reconcile economic and environmental imperatives while ensuring the balanced growth of the aquaculture sector.
Committed to implementing the best governance practices, ANDA has taken inspiration from international guidelines to implement a planning process that smoothly integrates the aquaculture industry’s activities and those of other coastal businesses.
It even goes one step further by providing total visibility to economic investors with the vision to invest in a crucial industry for economic growth.
Development plan for marine aquaculture in the area between Immesouane and Sidi Ifni
The coastline between Imessouane and Sidi-Ifni has many aquacultural potentialities to ensure sustainable development of the sector. This region is positioning itself as a competitive platform to welcome investors thanks to its infrastructure which ensures its perfect interconnection links, making it possible to support the economic growth and competitiveness of this destination.
This development plan consists essentially of five zones, namely:
zone 1 : from Imessouane to Tamri,
zone 2 : from Cap Ghir to Tamraght,
zone 3 : from Tifnit to Oued Massa,
zone 4 : from Oued Massa to Sidi Boulfdail,
and zone 5 : from Sidi Boulfdail to Sidi Ifni.
Totaling 5,430 ha, and recording 330 plots for shellfish farming, fish farming and seaweed farming.
Plan for the development of marine aquaculture in the Mediterranean area
Thanks to its physical, ecological and diverse sites that can host a wide range of aquaculture species, the Mediterranean area is a real attraction for various aquaculture investment projects.
This coastline at the gates of Europe, regional and European markets, enjoys a privileged status for the development of sustainable aquaculture.
In light of these potentialities, a study is being launched in 2013 for the implementation of an Aquaculture Development Plan (PAA) in the area extending from Cap Targha to Saidia for a distance of 350 km.
The results of this PAA show a considerable aquaculture potential amounting to 143 138 tons matching 1905 ha of identified working area and 85 production units.
Thus, the plan identified 5 shellfish-growing areas, 1 shellfish / algae and 11 fish-farming areas, spread over3 aquaculture regions with homogeneous environmental characteristics.
The fish farming trend of the area is all the more accentuated by an overall fish production of 139 608 tons vs 3530 tons for the overall shellfish production.
For more information please visit ANDA web site: www.anda.gov.ma/en