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Northern Red Sea region: Artisan Fisheries Association urged to step up effort

The Minister of Marine Resources, Mr. Tewolde Kelati, has called on members of the fisheries association in the Northern Red Sea region to strengthen their organization, and thereby exert greater effort.

Massawa, 17 October 2011 – The Minister of Marine Resources, Mr. Tewolde Kelati, has called on members of the fisheries association in the Northern Red Sea region to strengthen their organization, and thereby exert greater effort.

In a meeting he conducted with Dahlak and Batsa traditional fisheries associations, he indicated that  fishing activity has been decentralized, and that nationals engaged in fishing would be registered in the Ministry so that they may get training and the necessary support. Mr. Tewolde further called on them to protect the coastal area from pollution.

The Administrator of the region, Ms. Tsigereda Woldegergis, reminded nationals engaged in fishing activities to live up to expectations, and that the regional administration would provide them assistance.

There exist about 110 registered traditional fisheries associations in the Northern Red Sea region.

 

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