Aswan, home of Lake Nasser, has one of the highest unemployment rates in Upper Egypt. In the wake of Egypt’s 2011 uprising, governorates like Aswan that were heavily reliant on tourism suffered economic hardships, further exacerbating the persistent unemployment problem. Through the Youth Employment in Aswan Governorate project, WorldFish/FISH and its partners introduced a number of measures – including a seasonal fishing ban, postharvest handling training and low-cost processing technologies – that are helping to protect Lake Nasser’s fish stocks while opening up economic opportunities for young people in Aswan.