Cape Verde: Mindelo receives first Ocean Week

José-GonçalvesSão Vicente hosts, from 19 to 23 November, the first edition of Cape Verde Ocean Week. The government wants to take advantage of the initiative to display the archipelago as the “privileged stage” of the blue economy in the Middle Atlantic.

The focus of Ocean Week, says the Minister of Maritime Economy, José Gonçalves, will be in the sustainable development of marine resources and the preservation of the health and well-being of the sea.

“Our Government, being strongly committed to the protection of our seas and oceans, preserving marine life and biodiversity, solutions to a sea without garbage and marine conservation strategies, intends to organize an international event annually. [The event] aims to present strategies and measures to take care of the ocean and taking advantage of the valuable opportunity to show Cape Verde as a privileged stage of blue economy in the Middle Atlantic, “he told a press conference Monday.

The Ocean Week program will consist of international conferences, debates with scientists linked to the blue economy and the economy of the sea, as well as cultural programs, workshops and sporting activities.

From the event will leave the Mindelo Resolution.

Cape Verde Ocean Week will be attended by a number of international personalities, including Seychelles Vice-President, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, CPLP Ministers responsible for the sea, Ministers of the Subregional Fisheries Commission , among others