Gaza's first marine fish farm helps local industry

STORY: This fish farm in the Mediterranean Sea off

Gaza has begun producing sea bream

Location: Deir El-Balah, Gaza

It’s one of a range of projects aimed at

bolstering the local fishing industry

and developing businesses in Gaza

(Abdel-Naser Madhi, Head of the Offshore Fish Farm Project)

"This is a pilot project, and whatever quantity of fish it makes is a success to us, because it founded a base and infrastructure for sea farms in Gaza Strip. Now the traders know how to sell Gilt-head bream fish, how to fish it also."

Fish exports have been hit recently

by restrictions imposed by Israel

but these are expected to be eased

The facility was established by the U.N. Food and

Agriculture Organization in partnership with Italy