The Government aims to promote the growth of business and internationalisation based on Finland's abundant water and fisheries resources and the high standard of expertise. On 25 November the ministerial working group on the bioeconomy adopted a development plan for the blue bioeconomy, prepared under the lead of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The plan aims for the growth of business that is based on the sustainable use of renewable aquatic resources.
Avian influenza type H5 has been found in the Åland Islands. Under a decree issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, poultry is to be protected from contact with wild birds.
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, accompanied by a business delegation, will visit Algeria on 20–21 November 2016, on the invitation of Abdeslam Chelgham, the Algerian Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing. This is one of Team Finland export promotion visits.