Who are we?

An agency to support the aquaculture's
development in Morocco.

The National Aquaculture Development Agency (ANDA) was established in February 2011 by the dahir No. 1-10-2011, and is considered one of the Halieutis strategy’s hallmark successes in the sustainability axis. The ANDA is a government agency overseen by the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, and Water and Forests. The development of the ANDA is thus a deliberate decision by the government to highlight marine aquaculture as a high-potential industry that can help the fisheries sector thrive and create jobs.
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Qui sommes-nous ?

Une Agence pour accompagner le développement de l’aquaculture au Maroc.

Considérée parmi les concrétisations phares de la stratégie Halieutis …

Considérée parmi les concrétisations phares de la stratégie Halieutis dans son axe durabilité, l’Agence Nationale pour le Développement de l’Aquaculture (ANDA), est créée en février 2011, par le dahir N° 1-10-2011. L’ANDA est un établissement public placé sous la tutelle du Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime, du Développement rural et des Eaux et Forêts. La création de l’ANDA relève ainsi d’un choix stratégique du gouvernement pour révéler l’aquaculture marine en tant que secteur à fort potentiel, amené à constituer un véritable levier de croissance et de création d’emplois pour le secteur halieutique.

Our vision

Making aquaculture a major growth driver

Environnemental

Socio-économique

Innovation

Sécurité alimentaire

A crucial and innovative structure

Aquaculture promotion in Morocco and worldwide

Un appui de qualité aux investisseurs

Renforcer l’image de marque des produits aquacoles et l’accessibilité des produits aux consommateurs
Développer la formation dans les métiers de l’aquaculture
Créer un écosystème d’innovation collective
Nouer des partenariats stratégiques gagnant-gagnant
Préserver la qualité de l’environnement marin aquacole et développer une activité durable
Placer l’aquaculture au centre des activités prioritaires sur le littoral à travers la planification des espaces à des fins aquacoles
Développer l’écosystème lié à l’activité aquacole et sécuriser localement la disponibilité des intrants

Accompagner la diversification de l’offre aquacole (micro-algues, aquaculture à terre, concombre de mer…)

Notre mission

Mettre en œuvre de la stratégie nationale en matière de développement
de l’aquaculture au Maroc et évaluer son efficacité

La mise en œuvre de la stratégie aquacole du gouvernement

La mise en œuvre de plans d'action particuliers basés sur la stratégie nationale pour le secteur halieutique et le cadre réglementaire qui le régit

La promotion des opérations aquacoles et le développement des interactions liées à l'aquaculture à l'échelle nationale et internationale

Mission and Responsibilities

Implement the national aquaculture development strategy in Morocco and assess its performance

Planning

aquaculture along the national coastline

Assisting

investors throughout their project's life cycle

Proposal

of a marine aquaculture legal framework

Promotion

of the aquaculture sector

Supervision

and support of professional organizations

Encouraging

investment through incentives.

Support

for the progress of aquaculture's research and training

Strengthening

of the required infrastructures, facilities and equipments for aquaculture's activity.

La mise en œuvre de plans d'action particuliers basés sur la stratégie nationale pour le secteur halieutique et le cadre réglementaire qui le régit

La mise en œuvre de la stratégie aquacole du gouvernement

La promotion des opérations aquacoles et le développement des interactions liées à l'aquaculture à l'échelle nationale et internationale

Nos attributions

aux investissements en aquaculture par la mise en place de plans d’actions spécifiques

de toute mesure réglementaire afin d’encourager le développement et l’organisation du secteur

des projets pilotes en aquaculture en partenariat avec des acteurs publics et privés

aux investisseurs pour la concrétisation de leurs projets

d’une politique de communication et d’information adaptée en participant à des événements et en organisant d’autres pour promouvoir le secteur

Our values

Les valeurs de l’agence sont ancrées dans son ADN.

L’ADN de notre agence est constitué de principes humains et professionnels que tous nos
collaborateurs partagent et que nous transmettons dans nos relations avec nos
partenaires et investisseurs.
Respect
For us, respect is an essential value and a symbol of citizenship
Commitment
Our commitment originates from a sense of belonging to a society that strives for progress
Innovation
We are determined to innovate every day.
Quality
For us, quality is a valuable action in the progress we want to ensure
Respect
Pour nous, le respect est une valeur essentielle et un symbole de citoyenneté
Innovation
Nous nous efforçons d’être innovants chaque jour
Engagement
Notre engagement découle du sentiment d’appartenance à notre société qui aspire à la croissance et à l’avancement
Qualité
Pour nous, la qualité est une action qui a de la valeur dans le développement que nous voulons assurer

Capital humain

Join us

Le Ministre chargé de la Pêche Maritime, Président du CA

Le Ministre de l’Intérieur ou son représentant
Le Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances ou son représentant
Le Ministre chargé du Commerce Extérieur ou son représentant
Le Ministre chargé de l’Environnement ou son représentant
Le Ministre chargé de l’Equipement ou son représentant
Le Président de la Fédération des Chambres des Pêches Maritimes ou son représentant
Les Présidents des Chambres des Pêches Maritimes ou leurs représentants
Les Présidents des Chambres des Pêches Maritimes ou leurs représentants
Le Directeur Général de l’Institut National de Recherche Halieutique ou son représentant
Le Président de la Fédération des Pêches Maritimes de la Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM).
Le Directeur des Pêches Maritimes -Département de la Pêche Maritime – ou son représentant
Le Directeur des Industries de la Pêche Maritime – Département de la Pêche Maritime- ou son représentant

Governance Committee

President of The Chamber of Maritime Fisheries of the Atlantic Center, President

Director of Maritime Training and Socio-professional Promotion, Member

Representative of the Budget Management, Ministry of Economy and Finance, member

President of the Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Federation, member

STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

The Representative of the Ministry of the Interior, Member

The Director of the ANDA, Member.

The Director of the Marine Fisheries -Department of the Marine Fisheries-, President

The General Director of the National Institute of Fisheries Research, member

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Representative of the DEPP, Ministry of Economy and Finance – President

Representative of the Budget Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance, member

The Director of the Marine Fisheries Industries – Department of Marine Fisheries -, member

The Director of General and Legal Affairs -Department of Marine Fisheries-, member

The Director of Marine Fisheries -Department of Marine Fisheries-, member

The ANDA State Comptroller, member

The Director of ANDA, member.

The Minister of Maritime Fisheries, President of the BD

The Minister of the Interior or his representative

The Minister of the Economy and Finance or his representative

The Minister of Foreign Trade or his representative

The Minister of the Environment or his representative

The Minister of the Equipment or his representative

The President of the Federation of Chambers of Maritime Fisheries or his representative

The Presidents of the Chambers of Maritime Fisheries or their representatives

The Presidents of the Chambers of Maritime Fisheries or their representatives

The General Director of the National Institute of Fisheries Research or his representative

The President of the Federation of Maritime Fisheries of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises

The Director of Maritime Fisheries – Department of Maritime Fisheries – or his representative

The Director of Maritime Fisheries Industries – Department of Maritime Fisheries- or his representative

Governance Committee

President of The Chamber of Maritime Fisheries of the Atlantic Center, President

Director of Maritime Training and Socio-professional Promotion, Member

Representative of the Budget Management, Ministry of Economy and Finance, member

President of the Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Federation, member

STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

The Representative of the Ministry of the Interior, Member

The Director of the ANDA, Member.

The Director of the Marine Fisheries -Department of the Marine Fisheries-, President

The General Director of the National Institute of Fisheries Research, member

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Representative of the DEPP, Ministry of Economy and Finance – President

Representative of the Budget Department, Ministry of Economy and Finance, member

The Director of the Marine Fisheries Industries – Department of Marine Fisheries -, member

The Director of General and Legal Affairs -Department of Marine Fisheries-, member

The Director of Marine Fisheries -Department of Marine Fisheries-, member

The ANDA State Comptroller, member

The Director of ANDA, member.

Strategic monitoring

To meet the needs of project promoters,the ANDA provides:
  • The major market indicators for aquaculture species in Morocco
  • A filtered and qualified flow of information to aid them in discovering new markets, suppliers, and the newest technologies to regulate sectoral changes in order to satisfy the objectives of project promoters.
  • Tailored monitoring by giving investors with customized information based on the channels and periodicities that are most appropriate for them.

legal advice

The ANDA makes available to investors the legal texts that govern the aquaculture sector throughout the legal and regulatory value chain. The aim is to provide operators with the knowledge necessary to ensure that their aquaculture farms are set up and operated in accordance with current rules and standards.

technical support

  • Examine the relevance and potential of project promoters’ proposed investments with them (selected species, siting area, etc.).
  • Assist investors in developing the original concept for their companies, taking into consideration their profiles, resources, and goals.
  • Provide spatial solutions to guarantee aquaculture activity is organized.
  • Collaborate with aquaculturists to develop performance indicators for their farms in order to improve project management and assure the long-term viability of their operations.

Administrative support

  • Investors’ welcome and orientation
  • Assistance to operators in acquiring the required authorizations for the establishment and operation of aquaculture farms through administrative procedures.
  • Assisting investors in making contact with different stakeholders (administrations, institutions, operators, funders, and so on) according on their needs.
  • Take steps to make it easier for businesses to invest in the industry.

Algaculture

Red Algae – Gracilaria gracilis
Gracilaria gracilis may be found in a wide range of warm and temperate waters all around the world. It is notable for its ease of propagation, rapid growth rate, great tolerance to a wide variety of climatic conditions, and economic worth. This species has cylindrical and branching filaments with a diameter of 0.5 to 2mm that form tufts or massifs up to tens of centimeters long. The gracile is the most often harvested agarophyte on a worldwide basis. Gracilaria gracilis grows at a daily rate of between 5% and 10% in Morocco.

Fish farming

Sea Bass – Dicentrarchus labrax – Insert a picture of the Sea Bass
From Norway to Senegal, the sea bass may be found in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and North Atlantic Ocean. It lives in brackish waters of estuaries and coastal lagoons (in the summer), as well as coastal waters up to a depth of 100 meters (typically in the winter). It’s occasionally seen in rivers. Young fish are gregarious, especially during seasonal migrations, and form benches. Adults are less social. Sea bass are predatory fish that eat crustaceans, mollusks, and fish. In the Mediterranean, males achieve sexual maturity at three years and females at four years; four years and seven years in the Atlantic, respectively.


Dorade- Sparus aurata – Insert a picture of the Dorade. The only sea bream species now being farmed commercially is the royal sea bream (Sparus aurata). It may be found all throughout the Mediterranean, as well as off the east coast of the United Kingdom and the Canary Islands. It gets its Latin name from the golden ring that runs between its eyes. This fish can dwell in both marine and brackish environments, such as those found in coastal lagoons. It may be found on both rocky and sandy floors, as well as in underwater meadows. Adults travel to deeper waters during the spawning season (October to December). Juveniles move to the coastlines and estuaries in the early spring. This species is hermaphroditic. It reaches its sexual maturity first as a male, at the age of one or two years, and then as a female, at the age of two or three years. It feeds on mollusks, crustaceans and small fish.


Lean fish – Argyrosomus regius The Meager/Lean fish (A. regius, Asso 1801) belongs to the family of sciaenid, of the order Perciformes, of the class Osteichthyes, is one of the 18 species of lean fish produced commercially or experimentally in the world. The meager are eurytherm and euryhaline species that resist temperature changes of 2 to 38°C and salinity changes of 5 to 39, a power that allows them to enter the mouths of rivers and lakes in estuaries, where they lay and incubate. They are generally found in brackish waters and estuaries, living from the coastal fringe up to depths of 250 to 350 m, in clay sandy bottoms, and in some cases, rocky ones.

Conchyliculture

Oysters – Crassostrea gigas
The hollow oyster is a bivalve mollusk. The flesh (soft part) is protected by two asymmetrical calcareous valves. They are twice as heavy as water and are composed of about 95% calcium carbonate. The oyster usually sits at the bottom of the sea on its left valve, which is concave. The right valve on the top is generally flatter. It is in the anterior part that there is a robust elastic ligament that allows the opening of the valves. The adductor muscle that links the valves closes them tightly. This North Pacific species is currently grown in a significant number of nations with temperate or even subtropical climates. These locations are covered from the West Pacific to Australia, New Zealand, and the North American Coast, from California to British Columbia. It has also been adapted in South America, but particularly in Europe (France) and North Africa.


Mussels – Mytilus galloprovincialis and Perna perna Mussels are equivalents bivalve mollusks and very inequilational, their forms ranging from triangular to flabelliform, devoid of hinge teeth. The hooks are at the anterior end. The ligament is developed but the adductor muscles are vestigial. These two mussel species cohabit on the Moroccan coast and are typically consumed by riparian people. The Mediterranean mussel (M. galloprovincialis) is at its southern geographic boundary, whereas the African mussel (P. perna) is at its northern geographic limit.


Clam – Ruditapes decussatus The Ruditapes decussatus clam is a bivalve mollusk, naturally distributed in estuarine and lagoon areas in most of the Mediterranean and Atlantic basin. It lives in the sandy-muddy substrates of the paralic environments and the less agitated sites of the coast. Its optimum growth temperature is between 23°C and 26°C and its optimum salinity is between 32 and 40. It can withstand wide variations in temperature and salinity (up to 11). Clams are one of the most sought-after species on the European market. For example, in Morocco in recent years, stock abundance and density have declined due to a variety of factors, including variations in environmental characteristics, predation and mainly pressure from intensive fishing
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