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Government plans to invest 90 million in projects linked to aquaculture

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Carmen Neto, speaking this Wednesday at the 15th edition of CaféCIPRA, said that 90 million dollars is how much the Government plans to invest, between 2023 and 2027, with a view to developing related initiatives to aquaculture at the level of the country's communes.


On the occasion, she explained that this amount is intended to combat the shortage of fish in the country, along with the development of projects in excavated tanks and the manufacture of fishmeal to raise tilapia.

According to the head of the Fisheries and Marine Resources portfolio, in addition to the aforementioned investment, the sector will also receive financing of around 32 million dollars (30 million euros), within the framework of the blue economy, writes Angop.

Furthermore, the minister also highlighted that the sector will also receive around 68 million dollars (58 billion kwanzas) for the implementation of projects linked to reception infrastructures for marine extractive fishing, which currently has 66 piers.

Carmen Neto, cited by Angop, said that, with the aforementioned investment, it is expected to build ports along the national coast and improve the state of port infrastructure that already exists, such as Luanda, Porto Amboim, Moçâmedes and Tômbwa.

In her speech she also mentioned fish production, adding that, last year, the country's average was 560 thousand tons per year, with artisanal fishing representing 35 percent of production and the remaining percentage coming from industrial fishing and semi-industrial.

On the occasion, the minister also reported that undeclared and unregulated fishing causes the loss of 20 billion kwanzas to Angola.

The ship Baía Farta was also a topic of conversation in the session. On the occasion, Filomena Vaz Velho, director of the National Institute of Fisheries Research, informed that the vessel should start operating in August, with a cruise to carry out calibration tests of the technical means, having added that the vessel is already in national waters since April this year, after spending approximately a year in South Africa to resolve one of the faults in the winches that support the probes, writes Angop.


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