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Research strategy related to fisheries and aquaculture for the 2035 horizon
by Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Algeria (Government)
The strategic plan of the National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NCRDFA) serves as a basis for the development of an operational program for the next five years. As such, it represents a dialogue tool between the NCRDFA and its ministerial tutorship (Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries) ; it also aims to strengthen links with the foreign partners. The Government of Algeria, having adopted this strategic plan, will commit resources for it implementation.

The plan is a contribution to define and implement pubic policies related to fisheries ans aquaculture, in the fields of competence covered by the NCRDFA (Research and Development, observation and processing of data, expertise).

The research strategy retains for the next five years a package of five research and observation programs, focused on the analysis of aquatic ecosystems exploited (marine and continental), and presents the conditions of their implementation. These five research and observation programs are as follows:

- Dynamic of the ecosystems exploited by fisheries;
- Marine and continental aquaculture;
- Aquatic living resources and environment;
- Dynamic of operating systems;
- Analysis of management tools.

Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
Preservation and sustainable use of fishery resources
Improvement of the productivity of production systems
Exploitation of aquaculture natural resources while respecting the environment
Development of adapted technologies that aim to intensify the production systems, in natural or artificial water sites, favorable for the promotion of fishery and aquaculture
Other, please specify
Mobilisation of resources domestically and from bilateral and multilateral partners
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2035
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries (National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture) and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Directorate-General for Scientific Research and Technological Development)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Samir Bachouche, Project coordinator at the National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture, bachouche.samir@gmail.com, +213550444712
National Center of Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Algiers, Algeria)
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