The Consumer Protection Association signs partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Society
The Consumer Protection Association (CPA) signed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Society in Riyadh on Sunday to build bridges of cooperation and strengthening of research and informatics aspects related to consumer protection and rights.
The agreement was inked by the Secretary - General of the Consumer Protection Association Samar bint Abdullah Al - Qahtani, and Secretary General of the Saudi Aquaculture Society Association of Mohammed bin Ibrahim Odaibi in Riyadh on Sunday.
According to an official from the Consumer Protection Association, the aim of the Joint Convention is to enhance cooperation between the Consumer Protection Association and the Saudi Society of Aquaculture in the exchange of studies, research and information and assistance in research projects, and the establishment of workshops of mutual training courses. It will also chalk out a set rules and regulations and information and awareness procedures to raise and measure consumer opinion about the national fishery products.
The cooperation comes from the objectives of the Consumer Protection Association, which seeks to strengthen the partnership with the relevant sectors, to consumer affairs care and take care of their interests and work for the preservation of their rights and defend them accordingly.
The national aquaculture products have reached advanced levels in food quality and safety, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in cooperation with Saudi Aquaculture Society is keen to enact regulations and legislations that raise quality and safety of fishery products in the markets and encourage projects to apply the best practices of international aquaculture to provide a safe, healthy and fresh product to consumers in Saudi Arabia.
The strategic objective of the Kingdom is to reach self-sufficiency of fish products and to export surplus to achieve the vision of the Kingdom in diversifying sources of income and finding alternative investment opportunities and economic alternatives to oil.
Saudi Arabia has achieved growth in exports of national aquaculture products reached SR one billion in 2017.
SAMAQ is a National Logo to certify National Aquaculture Products approved by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and certified by Saudi Aquaculture Society.