Algeria-China prepare pelagic fishing and aquaculture development
Algeria and China are interested in implementing a bilateral cooperation in aquaculture and fisheries based on their mutual interest. Officials from both countries met to further discuss its development in Algeria with technical assistance from Beijing. The North African country is also willing to open its doors to Chinese investors in such sectors in order to develop it in the country.
China has established itself as the nation with the biggest yield and output value in the fishery sector globally. It has maintained the position since 1990. Vice Minister Niu Dun assured the Algerian minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi, that they will be pleased to share their experience and know-how with the Algerians. The Algerian minister appreciated the much-needed gesture and hailed China’s success in the sector.
China’s aquaculture program has been able to respond to its national demands. It is important to note that their technological experiences in farming contributed a great part to its success. According to Vice Minister Niu Dun, the positive results have permitted it to restructure the agricultural sector, increase the revenue of the farmers and improve the dietary pattern of its citizens.
Minister Ferroukhi was delighted by their achievements and hoped that the Chinese companies will be willing to invest in Algeria and work towards repeating the same feat because they are ready to provide the possible convenience needed.
Vice Minister Niu Dun said there are great opportunities for cooperation. He added that Algiers is complementary to them with regards to fisheries and aquaculture. He welcomed the idea of cooperating in the field of pelagic fishing and aquaculture, as proposed by the Algerian minister, and to encourage competent and trustworthy Chinese enterprises to invest in Algeria.