Fish oil and flour produced in Angola exported to Far East

24 November 2010

Baía Farta, Angola, 24 Nov – 500 tons of fish flour and 2,500 litres of fish oil are due next week to be sent to Namibia from the municipality of Baía Farta, in Angola’s Benguela province, the representative of the importing company said.

Adrian Louw, representative of Namibian company African Sellection Trust, told Angolan news agency Angop that the products would later be exported to China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and North and South Korea, where the main markets are located.

Some Angolan businesspeople from the provinces of Luanda, Bié and Huíla have also shown interest in buying the products manufactured at Baía Farta, especially the fish flour which can be used to make animal feed and agricultural fertiliser, and is valued at US$1,250 per ton.

The factory, which was inaugurated Monday, has a capacity to produce 1 ton of fish flour and 500 litres of fish oil per hour, has been operating on an experimental basis since July, and represents an investment of over US$5 million by Angolan company Pesca Fresca, associated to investors from Namibia and South Africa.

The municipality of Baía Farta is the second largest fishing area in Angola, after Tombwa (Namibe province) and the first in terms of salt production. (macauhub)