Fishermen in Alexandria, Egypt- CC via Wikimedia Fishermen in Alexandria, Egypt- CC via Wikimedia

Egypt ranked 1st in Africa in fish farming - minister

Thu, May. 23, 2019
CAIRO - 23 May 2019: Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ezz El Din Abu Steit said that Egypt's production of fish has increased to 1.8 million tons annually.

Egypt has been ranked first in Africa and eighth in the world in fish farming sector, he noted.

The minister's remarks came during his participation in the final ceremony of projects of the Sustainable Transformation of Egypt's Aquaculture Market Systems and the Youth Employment held in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Aswan.

The coming period will witness an increase in fish production via implementing mega projects in Suez Canal, a statement by the Agriculture Ministry quoted Abu Steit as saying on Thursday
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