Fishing skills

Use your negotiation skills to positively impact Liberia” – Manoballah urges – Global News Network

Hon. Augustine Manoballah Deputy Director General for NaFAA Administrations speaking at the recent five-day Fisheries Access Agreement training workshop

A five-day international training workshop on the Fisheries Access Agreement concluded successfully in Monrovia with the Deputy Director General of Administration saying that technical competence is key to Liberia’s economic growth.

Speaking on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the conclusion of the week-long training workshop held at a local hotel, Hon. Augustine M. Manoballah mentioned that there is a need for skilled technicians to take the lead in negotiating key access agreements as this would yield positive results for the country.

Hon. Manoballah insisted that “the skills gathered at the workshop should be used to impact Liberia when the need arises, especially during technical access negotiations, as this will mark a new departure for Liberia”.

Speaking more Hon. Manoballah noted that participants of the training workshop learned relevant skills that would be used during negotiations in their various professional fields of work.

Meanwhile, participants of the training workshop praised the organizers and facilitators for what they called “an eye-opening training workshop designed to broaden their negotiation skills.”

Participants in the training workshop were drawn from relevant government departments and agencies including the National Ports Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defence, Department of Justice, Maritime and the Ministry of Agriculture, among others. Attendees also included three Liberian talk show hosts, including Julius Jeh of Okay FM, Abraham Wheon of Freedom Fm and Weekie Brooks of Kool Fm, who were unable to attend due to some technical issues.

Participants in the training covered several topics, including fisheries access agreements and agreements, types of access agreements and the typical structure of an access agreement, the interests of African states and fleets. dominant fishing methods, their strategies and tactics.

Other topics were, regional cooperation and the minimum access conditions approach, the management of access agreements by coastal states and conservation and environmental issues.

Meanwhile, other items that were briefly covered during the training were the Law of the Sea Convention, the Fish Stocks Agreement, the FAO Compliance Agreement, the FAO Port State Measures, FAO Code of Conduct, Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) Treaties. and other instruments.

The week-long international fisheries capacity building training was facilitated by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and was funded by the African Development Bank.

(Visited 25 times, 25 visits today)