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Fishing in the Red Sea stopped between April and June

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Sources: The development of the fishing port in Al-Tour, at a total cost of 76 million pounds

 

The Ministries of Agriculture and Environment agreed to stop fishing in the Red Sea between the beginning of April and the end of June of this year, with the aim of preserving the fish wealth and giving the seed in the ports an opportunity to reproduce.

This came during the meeting of the Minister of Agriculture and Environment with the Governor of South Sinai to discuss the mechanisms of developing fish wealth in the governorate, the end of the development and operation of the fishing port and the crushed ice plant in Al-Tour city, the establishment of a fish marketing center next to the port, and the slab ice factory.

The meeting was attended by leaderships from the ministries of «Agriculture, Environment, Tourism, and Petroleum», and the head of the Fish Resources Development Fund in the Red Sea.

The discussions discussed the temporary suspension of fishing in order to preserve the environmental balance and the development and reproduction of fish wealth during the suspension period between April and June, with an emphasis on the commitment of all competent authorities to follow up the implementation of the decision to stop fishing in cooperation with border guards and water bodies police.

The attendees discussed the importance of expediting the procedures for licensing fishing boats to make it easier for fishermen, as well as speeding up the construction of a port and a fishing office in Ras Sidr, and the mechanisms for activating the cooperation protocol between the ministries of agriculture, environment, tourism and petroleum, and the South Sinai Governorate.

Sources told the “Stock Exchange” that it is expected that a joint cooperation protocol will be issued between the four ministries and the governorate to provide sustainable environmental projects to preserve fish wealth and develop traditional fishing units, equipment and tools during fishing stops in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez.

The sources indicated that the first phase of the development work for the fishing port in Tor Sinai, at a cost of 45 million pounds, was received at the end of last year, and included the construction of a sea pier and administrative and service buildings, and the total cost of the development process is about 76 million pounds.

The development project is divided into 3 phases, the first and second within the state’s plan to establish sustainable development projects that include the construction of a maritime pier 270 meters long and a draft of 5 meters, the establishment of an administrative building with an area of ​​80 meters, a building for fishermen services of 100 meters, connecting the water line to the main network and releasing the electric current And another set of works.

The article halting fishing in the Red Sea between April and June was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.

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