Ottawa, ON — Last week, the Government of Canada welcomed a delegation from the Republic of Mozambique to Atlantic Canada for a study visit focusing on fisheries, aquaculture, and oceans management. The visit follows an invitation from Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, to his counterpart, Agostinho Salvador Mondlane, Minister of Seas, Inland Waters and Fisheries of the Republic of Mozambique, during the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, co-hosted by Canada, Kenya and Japan, in November 2018.
During their meeting in Kenya, Ministers Wilkinson and Mondlane agreed to work together to build strategies that will both preserve our ocean and its biodiversity while enhancing the economic prosperity of both nations. They agreed, that Canada and Mozambique should work to sustainably manage the oceans in a way that protects the environment and creates jobs and economic prosperity.
Canada and Mozambique have a history of cooperation for oceans management. For example, the Canadian Coast Guard is working in Mozambique with the US Africa Command and the US Navy's African forces to train personnel on search and rescue techniques and how to respond to maritime incidents.
The delegation from Mozambique began its tour in Moncton, New Brunswick on April 29 and visited several marine facilities and institutions throughout the Maritimes. The study visit concluded in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 3.Source : Government of Canada