Fishing in Sudan

SUDAN’S HUGE COMMERCIAL FISHING POTENTIAL IS REPRESENTED BY THE 700 KILOMETRE COAST LINE ON THE RED SEA and its lakes and rivers, comprising about 42 billion square metres of fresh water.The most
important fresh water resources are the River Nile and its tributaries, the Sinnar Dam reservoir lake, Al Ruseiris Dam reservoir lake and Jebel Awliya Dam reservoir lake; also, the Nubian lake at Wadi Halfa. The annual production of fish is estimated to be 33,000 tonnes. This volume is mostly consumed locally and is more or less
consistent with domestic demand.

The National Research Center has been conducting scientific studies on ways to improve fish yields and there are a number of Sudanese experts in this field.