President Mohamed Nasheed has said that one of the main objectives of the Maldives Fisheries Training Centre is to provide necessary skills and knowledge for fishermen. The President made this statement this afternoon while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Maldives Fisheries Training Centre in Male-Villingili.

Highlighting the importance of skills and knowledge to develop any enterprise, the President said that earlier generations of fishermen had possessed the knowhow of fishing.

Speaking further, the President, however, said that as fishing methods had undergone tremendous changes, to develop the fisheries sector further, the Maldives needed to acquire modern technology, skills, and the science of fisheries.

The President said that the newly opened Centre would cater for these training needs.

In his speech, the President reiterated that the government’s promise was to find ways to increase the earnings of fishermen. He added to achieve that goal, we needed to ensure that our catch reach buyers in good quality.