Young Saudis are being urged to go to sea under a new progam aimed at training a new generation of fishermen.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture will begin the project in September, the Saudi Press Agency said.
The ministry's undersecretary, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Eyada, said the program is in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of labor and social development to increase the number of Saudis employed in the sector.
The program is among several projects the Kingdom is undertaking as part of the economic reforms under the National Transformation Program 2020.
The program will manage awareness campaigns, prepare ports, and provide attractive logistic services, as well as enhance fishing techniques.
Other local departments will provide training programs for Saudi fishermen.