HAIFA (Sep. 1)
No less than 80 settlements in Israel are engaged in breeding fish, it was reported here today. The report revealed that about 1,000 men are also engaged in the fishing trade in the coastal waters of the Jewish State.
“A strong impetus to fishing is expected with the completion of a mammoth fishing wharf at Caesaria, the report stated. “The coastline of Israel contains few natural inlets or bays. With funds from the Israel bond issue, a fishing wharf is being erected at Caesaria which will enable 50 fishing vessels to simultaneously unload their catches and provide anchorage for as many as 100 boats.”
More fishing vessels are also being purchased with Israel bond money. Several vessels recently acquired are equipped with “echo sounders” which record the depth of water and serve to locate shoals of fish by radar waves. A school to train “scientific” fishermen has been established at Ben Shemen. The students are given instruction in basic ocean lore and meteorology and are taught the handling and repair of ships’ motors.