AECOM is providing technical assistance to DIVECO2, a program to support the sustainable development of the fishery sector in Algeria, with a focus on marine and continental aquaculture.
The greatest challenge facing this program is introducing sustainable fishing methods that are more compatible with species preservation than the current entrenched tactics that promote indiscriminate capture, such as trawling fishing. These practices are challenged by teaching local communities how to use alternative fishing methods that are less intensive, such as pelagic longlining and jar lines for octopus fishing.
Solutions and Involvement
Other technical assistance is centered on commercialization and distribution of fisheries and aquaculture products. This includes communication of sustainable production through community engagement and promoting sustainable products.
Achievements and Outcomes
To improve aquaculture production, AECOM provided equipment and special assistance to introduce standards for water recycling and purifying techniques. We are now planning related training for members of DIVECO2 and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development.
Our Work and the SDGs
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by countries to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. AECOM supports the SDGs. You can read AECOM’s Sustainability Report 2016 to learn more about how our work on clients’ projects, like this one, is helping transform the world.