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Marine Research in the Mediterranean

Nature volume 127, page 503 (28 March 1931) | Download Citation



THE fisheries of Egypt, though small in comparison with the vast fisheries of the northern waters of Europe, are varied and interesting. They comprise the sea fisheries along the northern coast of Africa in the Mediterranean, and in the Red Sea; the Nile and delta lake fisheries, the latter of which in 1928 supplied about three-quarters of the whole weight of fish landed in Egypt; and also the valuable sponge fisheries of the North African coast lying in territorial waters between Alexandria and Sollum, which furnish sponges unrivalled in the world for their excellence of quality.

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