Egypt ranks 8th internationally, 1st in Africa in aquaculture



Wed, 19 Jun 2019 - 10:28 GMT


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 - 10:28 GMT

FILE: Catfish

FILE: Catfish

CAIRO – 19 June 2019: Egypt ranked eighth internationally, and first in Africa in the field of aquaculture, according to The Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday.

During the Forum of Investors and Partners for Africa, organized by the World Fish Center, Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that fish is one of the most significant sources of animal protein, to which the government pays a great attention.

It was added that the country is working on developing this sector through various sources, referring that fish is the ideal solution to fill the food gap and satisfy individual animal protein needs.

Therefore, Egypt has adopted the strategy of sustainable agricultural development 2030, which aimed at increasing the state’s production to reach nearly 2 million tons and increase the average per capital consumption from 13 kg to 18.5 kg / year.

According to all stated reasons, Egypt came eighth internationally and first in Africa in the aquaculture field, as the total fish production from different sources in Egypt reached more than 1.8 million tons, 80 percent of which come from fish farming.

The Forum of Investors and Partners for Africa comes within the framework of working on boosting the Egyptian-African relations at various levels, especially in the field of fish production.

Also, regarding the Egyptian-African cooperation in the field of livestock, the Ministry of Agriculture said that there are many prospects for this cooperation.

The Forum was attended by Mona Mehrez, deputy minister of agriculture for livestock; Mohammed Sulaiman, head of the Agricultural Research Center; and Khaled Al Sayed, chairman of the General Authority for Fish Wealth.



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