World Bank and Yemen Discuss Fisheries Cooperation


As we all know, fish consumption is now encouraged for health reasons such as low cholesterol, low fat and ease of digestibility.The Yemen News Agency reported Thursday that the country’s Minister of Fisheries Wealth, Awad al-Socotri, has discussed cooperation on fishery projects with a delegation of the World Bank.

At the meeting, the minister stressed the importance of maintaining the outcomes of the fifth fish project and utilizing them in fisheries sector,

The minister confirmed the importance of the World Bank’s assistance in determining the fish reserves, fisheries research and aquaculture in Yemen, which is one of the most promising sectors of the country’s economy.

Mr. Al-Socotri also noted that his ministry is seeking to establish a licensing system to regulate the process of random fishing in order to maintain fisheries wealth.

This is a welcome development and we hope the implementation is embarked upon so the people of Yemen can benefit from enhanced food provision and security

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