Sudan’s Minister of Animal Resources, Bushara Jumaa Aror, has highlighted the ministry’s interest in promoting the fisheries sector as a promising part of realizing food security.
This came during his meeting Wednesday at his office with a delegation of the Japanese HANWA Company.
Aror affirmed his call to the national and international investors to operate in the animal resources and fisheries sector in Sudan
He said that his ministry is keen to expand the fish industry for realizing self-sufficiency and exportation.
Meanwhile, the delegation expressed their desire to invest in the fisheries sector in Sudan, especially that Sudan obtain rare kinds of fish in Sudan which are demanded in Europe and Asia.
Sudan is endowed with diversified surface and under ground water resources and arable lands that are qualified to support to a vigorous capture fisheries and aquaculture.
Despite this, fisheries presently make only a marginal contribution to the Sudanese economy. Fishing is regarded as an occupation of rather lowly status and the relatively few persons so engaged are, for the most part from one particular tribe from the Khartoum area.