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Fisheries Projects In Developing Countries

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 17 November 1977

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What fisheries projects the Minister of Overseas Development is supporting in developing countries; whether they will list these projects and the financial aid being given in each case; whether British equipment is being supplied on any of these schemes; whether any stipulation is made about the final destination of fish caught, and if so what.

CountryProject DescriptionEstimate of Total Cost £000British Equipment Supplied
BahrainFisheries Officers and Trawler Skipper91
BangladeshInland Fisheries435Yes
BrazilOyster Culture120Yes
Inland Fish Farm40Possibly
FijiFisheries Officers35
GhanaPesticides Pollution93Yes
Catamaran Fishing75Yes
Gilbert IslandsFisheries Officer13
Fisheries Consultancy117
Fisheries Training Officer30Yes
Live Bait/Milkfish Culture86
GuyanaShrimp By-Catch Study22Yes
St. HelenaCold Store for Fish: Jamestown40Yes
Fisheries Survey Vessel60Yes
Fish Cold Store Installation76Yes
IndonesiaFish Processing Industry70Yes
JamaicaLarval Fish Programme3
MalawiFisheries Development360Yes
Fish Preservation and Processing35Yes
MexicoCoastal Lagoon Fisheries204Yes
Marine Food Processing36
PortugalCoastal Fishing Vessels Study7
SeychellesPost-Harvest Fisheries Development75Yes
Fisheries Consultants380
Fisheries Loan Scheme115Yes
Fisheries Development49Yes
Solomon IslandsTurtle Resources Evaluation13Yes
Fisheries Development54Yes
Equipment for Govt. Fisheries Vessel "San Juanita"7Yes
Fish Market20Yes
Fisheries Laboratory Store and Workshop56
Fisheries Investigation Vessel140Yes
South Pacific CommissionSkipjack Survey210Yes
SudanPilot Fisheries Project100Yes
Artisanal Fisheries690Yes
TanzaniaCoastal Fisheries265Yes
ThailandFisheries Economists70Yes
TongaFisheries Training Officer25
Fisheries Officer17
ZambiaAssistance to Fisheries Department18
It is an invariable rule of the Ministry that where imported equipment is needed it must be of United Kingdom manufacture unless there are overriding reasons for providing other equipment. These are relatively rare. There is no formal stipulation about the final destination of fish caught on any of these projects. In the main they are designed to improve the protein diet of the local population, but there are instances where it is desirable to export high value products if the net gain to the national economy is much greater thereby.

My right honourable friend the Minister of State for Overseas Development is currently supporting fisheries projects in the following countries: