Fishing in Cape Verde sees positive development

11 March 2011

Mindelo, Cape Verde, 11 March – the fishing sector in Cape Verde is seeing “positive development” and the partnership with the European Union “is working,” the head of a parliamentary mission from Denmark said in Mindelo Thursday.

On a visit to Cape Verde, the head of the Danish parliamentary commission for fishing, René Bjørn Christensen, said there were “good prospects” for the population and gave assurances that Denmark would continue to support Cape Verde, particularly when it takes on the presidency of the European Union in January, 2012.

Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, Christiansen praised Cape Verde, noting that the country was an example of how fishing agreements work, but said that some facilities were still lacking, specifically cold storage.

The delegation had working meetings with representatives of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministry for the Environment, Rural Development and Marine Resources. It was also an opportunity for the two countries to analyse other cooperation possibilities, particularly, in the areas of the sea, tourism and renewable energy. (macauhub)