Prime minister, agriculture minister visit Eilat marine biology center

Netanyahu compared marine agriculture to the IDF’s Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200, saying that it’s “the food of the future” and an opportunity for innovation and development.

By LEON SVERDLOV
August 6, 2019 18:21
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends a cabinet meeting in Eilat, flanked by Cabinet Secreta

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends a cabinet meeting in Eilat, flanked by Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman (R), and Mayor of Eilat Meir Yitzhak Halevi (L), August 2019 . (photo credit: OLIVIA FITUSSI/HAARETZ)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel visited the Eilat Marine Agriculture Center on Monday.

The visit took place following a special cabinet meeting on the topic of Eilat’s development, during which a resolution was accepted setting the popular southern resort's status as a future international research center for marine biology.

The resolution authorized the creation of a marine biology and biotechnology park in the city, as well as the development of new scientific communities focusing on marine biology and agriculture alongside foreign investment.

The move also sanctioned the creation of a national committee for marine agriculture under the Prime Minister’s Office, focusing on fish export.

Netanyahu compared marine agriculture to the IDF’s Cyber Intelligence Unit 8200, saying that it’s “the food of the future” and an opportunity for innovation and development.


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