The Eritrean Investment Center was created in 1998 to promote the country as an attractive investment destination. Key investment opportunities in the fisheries sub-sector provide a potential of 90,000sq.km of fishing ground, with an estimated annual production potential of 65,000-70,000 tons of fish and other marine produces. Recent developments in the mining and quarrying sector include the anticipated commencement of mining of gold and copper in the Bisha region.