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Mauritius: Local fishermen about to be trained by South Korean cooperatives

Photo journal Le Mauricien
Photo journal Le Mauricien
International co-operative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO) and the Korean National Federation of Fisheries decided to support the Mauritian fishermen grouped in the Mauritius co-operative Union Limited (competitive) and the Mauritius Fishermen Cooperative Federation.
A protocol agreement was signed between the parties this Monday at Bagatelle for setting up training courses for fishermen as well as donations of equipment, as indicated in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 "South Korea has succeeded in developing its economy through the fishing industry. All fishers around the world are facing difficulties. We support different countries developing," said Lee Jong Koo, president of the ICFO which highlighted also the importance of these training programs for local fishermen.
As a reminder, 2,700 professional fishermen ply their trade in Mauritius, with a traditional handline fishing. 15 years, they were 15,000 to draw their lines to support their family.

Fabrice François

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