February 12, 2019
Dr. Mona Mehrez, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Animal, Fish and Poultry Resources, headed to Ismailia Governorate where she greeted by the Cahirman of the Suez Canal Authority in his office in and by Magdi Abdel Samie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Company for Aquaculture and Aquaculture.
The Deputy Minister expressed the greetings of Dr. Ezzeddine Abu Setit, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation to the Admiral. She also thanked Mamesh and the Suez Canal Authority employees for their efforts towards the National Fish Farming Project, which will contribute to increasing fish production during the upcoming period.
During their meeting, they discussed the cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the Suez Canal Company towards Fish Farming and Aquaculture (one of the companies of the Suez Canal Authority).
Mahrez headed to the fish farms site of the Suez Canal Company for Fish Farming and Aquaculture accompanied by Major General Mohamed Magdy Abdel Samie, Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, General Mohsen Khadra, Director of Fish Farms Department and a high level committee of ministries and various bodies.
They checked the fish farm from shrimps, eels and Gilt-head bream ponds. They also checked up on the staff.
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture explained that the project will contribute to increasing the production of shrimp in the coming period. She stressed the importance of completing some of the project facilities such as a plant for the production of marine fish feed.
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Karim, head of the Central Department of Veterinary Quarantine and examinations of the General Authority for Veterinary Services, inspected the site to choose the most appropriate places to establish a fish export facility, which will be approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, in the framework of the Ministry’s approval of the establishments through which fish will be exported to all countries.
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture said that there is a constant effort to develop fish production in Egypt, in order to increase the supply of fish and reduce production.
Mahrez pointed to the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation’s policy in raising the efficiency and development of fish farms, including the transformation from the open to the semi-intensive system, vertical expansion to increase production and achieve the maximum possible productivity of the water unit, land and space, thus contributing to increasing productivity and achieving fisheries development in Egypt.