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Israel, Yugoslavia, Sign Agreement on Fish-breeding Venture

Israel and Yugoslavia, which have no diplomatic relations, reached an agreement yesterday on a cooperative fish-breeding venture, it was announced today by the Oceanographic and Limnological Research Co. of Haifa. The accord, which must be ratified by both countries, followed a 10-day visit to Israel by three Yugoslavian fish-breeding experts.

The agreement calls for Israel to send its experts to Yugoslavia to establish a breeding farm for grey mullet, a salt-water fish that can breed in fresh water. Israel will also assist Yugoslavia in the breeding of St. Peters fish. Yugoslavia is to export trout eggs to Israel for breeding in cold water ponds at Kibbutz Dan. Hitherto the trout eggs have been imported from Italy.

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