Subject: LUSA: Fisheries Support Project Launched this Week

East Timor: Fisheries Support Project Launched this Week 2 Mai-19:00

A project aiming to increase the catch of fish in East Timorese waters was launched this week with the support of the territorial administration's agriculture department and the non-governmental organization Timor Aid.

The project is centered on the installation of traditi[o]nal structures, made with floats, hanging lines and palm leaves and used in fish breeding and feeding zones. They are being placed in the waters off Atauro island and near the town of Hera east of Dili, enabling local fisherment [sic] to substantially increase their catch.

The material used for the structures was donated by the Australian NGO AusAID.

Other aid material earmarked for the fisheries sector includes outboard motors, nets, rope and life preservers donated by the Chinese government.

JBC -Lusa

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