Government signs agreement with IPNLF to promote fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has signed an agreement with the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) to promote fisheries in the Maldives through a number of projects.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, IPNLF Director John Barton stated that the foundation will assist the Maldives in various projects to develop fisheries in the country, as well as in training fishermen.

Fisheries Minister Mohamed Shainee revealed that the ministry is currently undertaking projects worth US$283,000 with IPNLF.

He further said that under the programme, the VilliMalé Training Center will be handed over to the Fisheries Association within the next week.

Shainee noted that working with the IPNLF would facilitate promotion of Maldivian fisheries in European countries.