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Jewish Fishermen Account for 22 Percent of Palestine’s Catch

Jewish fishermen account for twenty-two percent of the fish taken by Palestine vessels, it was disclosed here today at the first Palestine-wide conference of Jewish fishermen, attended by 200 representatives from nine settlements.

David Ben Gurion, addressing the conference, said that the sea is as important as the land in developing Palestine for Jewish colonization. He also pointed out that the fishing industry can pave the way for the growth of large-scale Jewish maritime industry.