He said the project is to be managed by South-West Indian Ocean Fisheries (SWIOFish), which is aimed at satisfying the domestic fish market to spur industrial development.
Tamatamah said this in Dar es Salaam when he visited the ongoing 44th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) at Mwalimu Nyerere Fair Grounds.
“The project will assist to strengthen the industrial and fishing sectors and provide education to students who will have the opportunity in practical training,” Tamatamah said.
He said the process for the construction of the laboratory for the SWIOFish Project at Kunduchi Dar es Salaam has begun in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and after three months the work will start incorporating modern technology.
He also said in this year’s DITF they will provide a challenge to fishermen to provide training in fishing for food.
SWIOFish is a regional project implemented in three countries – Tanzania, Mozambique and Comoros and in its first six-year phase it begun on June 22 2015 under sponsorship of the World Bank at a cost of USD 36 million.
The project’s main players are the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Tanzania Mainland), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Zanzibar) and the Deep Water Fisheries Authority.