A multi-purpose traditional fishing centre at the local fishing school was inaugurated on Tuesday in Zarzis.
The new facility hosts a museum dedicated to fishing, a meeting room for training and a restaurant serving typical local produce and fish from the region.
The center has been built in the context of project NEMO aiming to strengthen cross-border socio-economic development in the coastal communities of Libya, Tunisia and Egypt by valorizing and relaunching the fishing sector.
This new project aims, in particular, to develop fishing communities in the region, improve their status and income as well as encourage youth to exercise this activity.
According to the Tunisian network of sustainable traditional fisheries, this activity has nearly 40,000 small fishermen, i.e. 70% of fishermen in Tunisia.