The project comprises the first database for the development and management of fishery in Egypt, in cooperation with the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences and the General Authority for Fish Resources Development (GAFRD).
The project provides accurate data on lakes and fish farms in Egypt by identifying GAFRD borders of lakes and water surfaces to prevent infringements, improve productivity and support decision-making. This helps ease the working system, facilitate exchange and analysis of information and prepare future plans for the development of fishery in Egypt.
The project uses geographical information systems to locate infringements on State properties through a comparison of lakes layers with recent satellite pictures in different dates.
The second phase of the project seeks to build databases and information system to manage the fishery system in Egypt. The project covers the main premises of GAFRD in addition to seven other branches.
§ Develop the fishery system relying on geographical information systems (IS) and remote sensing techniques to describe dimensions in order to be incorporated with work systems and indicators for early detection of infringements.
§ Provide accurate information for decision-makers to create national strategies and make decisions on time
§ Provide accurate information on fishery to maintain food security levels and encourage investment in this field
§ Provide job opportunities and human resources development, identify boundaries of Egyptian lakes according to updated satellite picture, control fishery activities in Egypt
§ Reduce the impact of activities harmful to fishery sustainability, improve performance, and release reports and statistics of concerned entities