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Egypt to increase fish production at Lake Bardawil

Egypt is to develop one of the most important lakes in the north to ramp up its fish production and improve the economy in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
A fisherman tries to catch a freshly caught tilapia fish in a boat on the Nile River in the village of Gabal al-Tayr, north of the southern city of Minya, Egypt, Nov. 13, 2019.

CAIRO — Egypt is planning to increase fish productivity at one of its most prominent lakes — Lake Bardawil, which lies on the northern coast of the Sinai Peninsula — as part of a wider project aimed to develop the lake.

On Nov. 24, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued directives to begin the new phase of the development of Lake Bardawil aimed at ramping up the lake’s fish production from 4,000 to 11,000 tons annually in the short term, and 50,000 tons in the medium term.

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