A fisherman at Lake Bardawil in North Sinai - Ahmed Hussein A fisherman at Lake Bardawil in North Sinai - Ahmed Hussein

Pics: Fishing at Lake Bardawil resumed, N. Sinai families relieved

Sun, Aug. 5, 2018
CAIRO – 5 August 2018: Fishermen of North Sinai are back into Lake Bardawil this August, making a living for about 7,000 families after a five-month ban owing to security conditions.

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The fishing season at Bardawil, located on the north coast of Sinai Peninsula, lasts from April to January, but wide-scale operation Sinai 2018 hammering terrorists in the area, led to the delay.

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The business benefits fishermen, drivers, technicians, ice merchants and other workers who maintain boats, and they all come from more than 15 villages in west Arish, Rawda, Salmana, Sadat, Beir al-Abd and others.

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The five months, however, have taken their toll on the fishermen and others because fish was their only source of income and they have not been compensated, fisherman Ahmed al-Enaizy, who has worked at Bardawil for 25 years, told Egypt Today.

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Eid Hassan, another fisherman, complained about the price of fishing nets that has risen to LE 1,000 per kilogram. He requested the authorities for a support mechanism for fishermen and venues to provide fishing nets, bullet sinkers and other fishing gear.

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Lake Bardawil is famous for large mullet, gilt-head bream, European plaice, bass and crustaceans, all some of the purest worldwide. It is about 30 kilometers long and 14 kilometers wide, and its produce is sold in North Sinai and transported to other governorates.

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Fishermen at Lake Bardawil - Ahmed Hussein

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