Algeria’s bluefin tuna quota to reach 1,650 tonnes in 2020


Director General for fisheries and aquaculture at Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Taha Hammouche said, Sunday in Algiers, that Algeria has recovered its place within the international fishing institutions.


The country’s bluefin tuna fishing quota has also been multiplied to reach 1,650 tonnes in 2020.

In a statement to the APS, Mr. Hammouche said that “Algeria was elected last Friday to the position of Vice-President of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)”, describing this election “as proof of the recovery of the fishing sector in Algeria within the international fishing institutions “.

The election of Algeria for this position came following the holding of the Conference on the initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean, in Algiers on 3 and 4 December, which was co-chaired by Algeria and France and saw the participation of 400 experts, including 100 foreign experts and during which 31 important joint projects for the development of the blue economy in the region were developed, he added.

“Algeria has recovered its usual quota of tuna and even doubled it to reach 1,650 tons in 2020 after having dropped to 100 tons in recent years,” pointed out the same official.







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