Tanzania launches 15-year fisheries master plan to boost economic growth

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Tuesday launched a 15-year fisheries master plan aimed at boosting the sector's contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) from the current 1.8 percent to 10 percent by 2037.

Launching the master plan in the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, Majaliwa said the plan scheduled to be implemented from 2021/2022 through 2036/2037 will contribute to the growth of the fisheries sector and the blue economy.

"The fisheries master plan ensures that every citizen benefits from the sector," said the premier, stressing that the government will continue accommodating views from members of the public aimed at improving the fisheries sector.

He added the newly launched fisheries master plan entailed conservation and management of marine resources and sustainable use of the resources.

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