Mozambique government to launch program to support artisanal fishing

16 December 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 Dec – The Mozambican government plans to launch a programme to support artisanal fishing lasting six years and covering the country’s entire coastal area, said the provincial director for fisheries in Sofala, João Saize.

Cited by the Mozambican press, Saize also said that the programme, which is due to be launched in March, 2011 and have funding of US$40 million, would focus on fishing at sea along the whole of the Mozambican coast.

“At the moment, the project’s value stands at just over US$40 million, but we are negotiating with several international partners to increase that figure, because the Mozambican coast is long and the fishermen’s needs are varied,” said Saize. (macauhub)