Egypt, Tunisia sign deal on exchanging fishing expertise

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Jan 2019

Alexandria’s fishermen (Photo: Mustafa Hassan)

Egypt and Tunisia have signed a deal to exchange expertise in the fields of sea fishing and fish farming for the years 2019/20.

The agreement is meant to activate cooperation between the Egyptian and Tunisian ministries of agriculture and make use of available potential to achieve integration in fish farming.

The announcement came as Egypt’s Deputy Agriculture Minister for Animal Wealth, Fisheries and Poultry Mona Mehrez was participating in the Egyptian-Tunisian technical committee for sea fishing in Tunis, which concluded its activities on Thursday.

In a statement released on Friday, Mehrez said the committee discussed means of fostering bilateral cooperation in the domains of fish farming, floating aquaculture cages, fisheries, and sea fishing, in addition to the exchange of scientific research and uniting stances at regional and international forums on fish wealth.

During the meetings, the deputy agriculture minister called on Egyptian and Tunisian investors to establish joint projects in the fields of sea fishing and fish farming, the statement added.

She also said that Egypt is willing to transfer its expertise in freshwater fish farming to Tunisia, as well as benefiting from the Tunisian expertise to farm fish in floating cages, the statement read.

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