Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Department of Regional Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia provided equipment to 80 fishers who are members of the Arous Al-Bouhayra Cooperative (SMSA) catching eels in Tunisia to help improve the existing capacity and increase the income of fishers by allowing the direct sales of products
A special fishing technique was used to catch eels in the basin of La Goulette. As part of the project, different types and sizes of fishing nets, boat engines, and refrigerated transport vehicles were provided. This equipment is expected to improve the existing capacity and increase the income of fishers by allowing the direct sales of products.
TİKA has been carrying out technical and development cooperation activities in Tunisia for more than 10 years. The agency has been supporting agricultural and animal husbandry projects, which are the main sources of livelihood of people living in rural areas, where the employment rate is high. So far, TİKA’s projects have contributed to creating sources of regular income for more than 600 families.