The Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Louis Lahoud, stressed the need to continue the studies related to Lebanon related to the identification of real marine fish resources in a better way, and to start building correct management measures for the sustainable exploitation of these resources, by securing long-term scientific and research cooperation for these activities with universities and scientific institutions. “.
During his participation at the head of a delegation in the meetings of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean at the General Fisheries Authority for the Mediterranean in Athens, Lahoud and the delegation asked the authority to prepare a special study with awareness campaigns on responsible fishing and consumption of small-sized fish to reduce their consumption responsibly.
Lahoud praised the great efforts made by the Department of Water and Wild Hunting in the Directorate of Rural Development in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research.-
The Lebanese delegation discussed in the meetings how to enhance studies of fish stocks in Lebanese waters to improve the database for a better understanding of fish stocks, and to continue working on surveys in the sea to identify actual fish stocks that may lead to the discovery of new fishing areas.-
Lahoud held discussions about the possibility of obtaining a draft certification of the Lebanese catch product for potential export of high-value fish products in the future. Presentation of the progress made in this field.