Algeria: Plans to produce 17.000 tonnes in 2017

ALGIERS – According to the Algerian Press Service, The ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing plans to increase aquaculture production to 17,000 tonnes a year in 2017, by the development of the industry in irrigation basins.

To obtain this goal, 2,100 public and private projects are to be executed, 70% of them are relating to fish farming in irrigation basins, said the head of the Aquaculture Department at the ministry of Agriculture, Mustapha Oussaid.

Currently, aquaculture production accounts for 4,000 tonnes a year.

The goal for 2017 is set on the basis of commitments made by provincial directors of fishing, action plans and investments.

 

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