The Mediterranean basin in Egypt includes five northern lakes, they are arranged from west to east (Mariout - Edku - Burullus - Manzala - Bardawil), these lakes have an economic importance in terms of fish production, that amounts more than 75% of total fish production in Egypt. The lakes face a range of challenges, which include diminution of its area and problems resulting from the expansion of agricultural and industrial activities, and fish farms.
It has been agreed between the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries to implement the periodical program of northern lakes monitoring starting from July 2009.
El-Temsah and El-Mora Lakes were then added to the monitoring program followed by Qaron and Wadi El-Rayan lakes, in the years 2010, 2011 respectively.
This program aims at the following:
Env Impact Assessment
Fund and Support
Reports and Publications
Ministry of Environment
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
30 Misr Helwan El-Zyrae Road, Maadi,
Phone: (202) 25256452
Fax: (202) 25256490