Egypt, Malaysia cooperate to increase fish production

CAIRO – 24 August 2018: Egypt’s National Research Center (NRC) signed a protocol with WorldFish Center, a scientific organization in Malaysia, with the aim of enhancing research and training capabilities in the field of ichthyology, the scientific study of fish. 

According to an August report issued Thursday by the NRC’s Director Ashraf Shaalan, the protocol with the WorldFish Center, an organization working on improving fisheries to combat hunger and poverty, aims to focus on the health of tilapia fish, which is a significant species of fish for Egyptian people, especially because of its cheap price and wide availability in Egyptian waters. The report was sent to the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. 

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