Angolan to take delivery of 349 fishing boats in June

30 May 2007

Luanda, Angola, 30 May – Two lots of a total of 349 fishing vessels are due to arrive in Angola in June as part of the program to re-launch traditional fishing and support for continental and sea fishing, the director of The national Traditional Fishing institute said Tuesday in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Agostinho Caholo said that the first lot would include 49 9.6 meter vessels.

These larger vessels are to be used in the provinces of Namibe, Benguela and Kwanza Sul (South Angola), where the sea current is stronger.

The second lot is made up of 300 7.8 meter vessels and, as well as small boats, requested by some fishing cooperative in Luanda, Benguela and Namibe.

These new boats will make it possible for a more balanced distributions of equipment throughout the provinces, taking into consideration the fishing potential of each of them, said Caholo. (macauhub)