On August 29, 2018, UNU-FTP recieved a visit from the Mauritanian Ambassador, the honourable Abdallahi Bah Nagi Kebd. During the meeting, we discussed our ongoing work in Mauritania in connection with the FarFish project, funded through the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, as well as future potential for collaboration on issues related to capacity building for fisheries management and development in Mauritania.
UNU-FTP visited Nouadhibou, Mauritania in November 2017 to conduct a training needs assessment in conneciton with the FarFish project. This visit focused on the Institut Mauritanien de Recherches Océanographiques et des Pêches (IMROP), which is the primary marine and fisheries research organisation in the country, and a partner organisation in the FarFish project.
Ambassador Abdallahi Bah Nagi Kebd expressed the importance for capacity development in fisheries throughout the value chain in Mauritania, and the government's enthusiasm for building technical and scientific knowledge and competency to sustainably manage and utilize the vast marine resources of the country.