The Philippines and Chile are working to craft an agreement that would foster scientific and technical exchanges on aquaculture and fisheries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.
The agency said the memorandum of understanding (MOU) is slated for signing this year between the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Chile’s Subsecretaría de Pesca y Acuicultura de la República de Chile (SUBPESCA) and Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura (SERNAPESCA).
SUBPESCA is Chile’s Sub-Secretariat of Fishing and Aquaculture while SERNAPESCA is the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service under the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism.
“The MOU on Cooperation in Aquaculture and Fisheries and concrete projects under this key agreement will also be part of the agenda items during the upcoming 6th Philippines-Chile Bilateral Consultation Mechanism (BCM) in Manila in the second half of 2023,” it said.
The announcement comes following a string of meetings between the Philippines Embassy in Chile, SUBRESCA, SERNAPESCA, and Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile (SHOA) on June 1.
Source : PNA