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Boosting fish supply through modernizing traditional fishing focus of attention: Ministry

The Ministry of Marine Resources explained that enhancing the capability of traditional fishers through the utilization of modern fishing equipments would supplement endeavors to ensure food security.
Massawa, 12 April, 2012 – The Ministry of Marine Resources explained that enhancing the capability of traditional fishers through the utilization of modern fishing equipments would supplement endeavors to ensure food security.

Mr. Tewolde Woldemichael, director general of Marine Development Department in the Ministry, indicated that fish supply could not yet meet domestic market, and that the Ministry of Marine Resources is preparing itself to train traditional fishers besides introducing new fishing equipments. He further indicated that there exist 3,300 fishers in the country, out of which 1,200 are working in the form of an association.

The Ministry further indicated that the fishing industry demands huge investment and that modernization of private fishing activities should be ensured so as to meet domestic demand soon.

Mr. Tewolde also explained that the training programs organized to the fishers are pertinent to modern methods of fishing, as well as the preservation and processing of fish.

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