The Ministry of Marine Resources branch in Anseba region organized seminar on 28 August in Keren focusing on management of fish resource as well as liquid and solid wastes that are polluting water resources.
Keren, 31 August 2019- The Ministry of Marine Resources branch in Anseba region organized seminar on 28 August in Keren focusing on management of fish resource as well as liquid and solid wastes that are polluting water resources.
The workshop was aimed at increasing the understanding of the public on managing the risk of solid and liquid waste in polluting water resources in the dams, wells, and other water sources.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mehari Habtegergish, Head of Marine Resources branch in the region pointing out the significant contribution of dams in Elabered and Musha as fish resources to residents underlined the importance of engaging in similar activities in other dams.
Ms. Kibra Gebremeskel, Acting D.G. of Agriculture and Land on her part indicating that the primary objective of the micro-dams constructed in the last few years was for agricultural purposes, called for proper protection on the part of the community in ensuring their sustainability by renovating water diversion schemes.
Participants on their part called for the construction of water diversion schemes for the dam in Hashferay and the establishment of cooperative associations of farmers, as well as for renovation and modification of spillways.
In a message he delivered, Mr. Ali Mahmud, Governor of Anseba region, stating the socioeconomic benefits of fish resources in the society particularly in remote areas, pointed the need for integrated effort to inculcate the culture of fish feeding on the society.
Documents indicate that encouraging fish farming activities are being conducted in 12 of the 18 dams in Anseba region, and that effort is being exerted to introduce fish farming in the remaining dams.