Lake Nasser fish production up 23%

Aswan's Lake Nasser produced 23 percent more fish – a total of 18,000 tons – from May 2010 to June 2011 compared to the 12 months before, according to Governor Mostafa al-Sayyid.

Five tons will be distributed on a daily basis to local markets and consumer cooperatives, Sayyid said.

Ten additional tons will be offered daily for sale in various governorates through a marketing company, he added.

The governor ordered stricter security measures to prevent fish smuggling and is binding the provision of boat licenses with the effort.

He said he had given a two-month deadline for the renewal of work permits for the 3000 boats operating on the lake.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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