FAO and Agriculture Ministry discuss the fisheries situation in Syria

Damascus, SANA- Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform ,Mohammed Hassan Qatana, discussed with a delegation from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ,represented by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), the situation of the fisheries and fish farming in Syria.

During a meeting with the delegation ,Qatana discussed the priorities through which the fisheries sector can be developed ,long with the possibility of expanding the household fish farming and sustaining it at the fresh and marine water for its vital role in supporting the food security in Syria.

“An integrated strategy was adopted to develop the fisheries, targeting production of 60000 tons. These projects need organizing and scientific cadres capable to manage them ,so experts from FAO were hired to obtain production with the greatest added value along with organizing this sector starting of producing fingerlings and ending with marketing the products.” Qatana said in a press statement.

Dr.Husam Hamza from the Commission referred to its role represented by supporting this strategic sector that contributes to the food security and improving the livelihood of farmers and citizens.

Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon

 

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