Tripoli based Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba followed up Monday on the Ministry of Marine Wealth’s plan to activate special contracts for the implementation and development of several marine fishing ports, during his meeting with the Minister of Marine Wealth, Adel Sultan.
Five stalled new fishing ports contracts: Khoms, Sousse, Tajoura, Garabulli and Zuwara
The Minister of Marine Wealth presented the ministry’s plan to prepare designs and studies to implement the five ports of Khoms, Sousse, Tajoura, Garabulli and Zuwara as a first stage, which aims to complete the contracts suspended since 2010, after restoring the financial balance of the contracts and cancelling some contracts concluded with companies that do not wish to return to work in Libya.
Regulating bluefin tuna fishing
The meeting discussed the regulation regulating bluefin tuna fishing activity in marine fishing areas issued by Cabinet Resolution No. 35 of 2023, and the necessity of reviewing it periodically, and amending any articles that do not help in regulating this activity.
Support private sector fishing
The meeting discussed supporting fishermen and providing good conditions to support the Libyan private sector in the field of marine fishing in all its aspects.
Activate aquatic farm projects
Aldabaiba stressed the need to pay attention to marine wealth in all activities and programmes, support fishermen and activate aquatic farm projects that have been subjected to sabotage and neglect over the past years.
Aldabaiba also issued instructions on the necessity of adhering to the treatment of the observations contained in the Audit Bureau’s report for the year 2022, and implementing the publications issued by the Council of Ministers in particular.