Ministry of Marine Resources steps up efforts to exploit marine resources
Massawa, 3 April 2012 – The Ministry of Marine Resources explained that it has been engaged in extensive efforts to exploit marine reserves in order to ensure the benefit of the people and the nation from such resources.
Mr. Tewolde Woldemichael, Director General of the fisheries development department, indicated that the marine infrastructure, which has been reactivated from full destruction, is now in an improved state. He further explained that the Ministry has drafted a number of regulations to ensure the reservation of marine bio-diversity and avoid pollution of the sea coast.
Mr Tewolde, who disclosed that 7 stations have been built to catch and process fish, indicated that the College of Marine Technology and Aquatic Sciences is making considerable input towards expanding the number of divers in the country and that a new department as regards diving activities has been set up in the Ministry.
He also explained that the nation’s marine resources go beyond bountiful potential to a bright prospect of promoting tourism and that every citizen should take active participation in endeavors to preserve these resources for generations.
It is to be recalled that around 1,000 species of fish exist in the Red Sea, out of which 200 are of high market