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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Despite Algeria's 1,000 kilometers of Mediterranean coast, the fishing industry remained underdeveloped. The government, aware of the industry's potential, established joint enterprises with Mauritania and Senegal by the 1980s to exploit the rich fishing waters of the Atlantic. In 1991 the government was also modernizing and expanding fishing ports on the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to increase the 1988 catch of 106,000 tons to an annual rate of 115,000 tons. In 1989 the catch had fallen to 99,000 tons.



    Figure 8. Transportation System, 1993

    Data as of December 1993

    NOTE: The information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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