Cape Verde to export fish to the United States

15 July 2011

Praia, Cape Verde, 15 July – The Cape Verdean government has concluded negotiations with US companies that will soon make it possible to export fresh and frozen fish from the south of the West African archipelago to the United States of America, the Cape Verdean secretary of State for Marine Resources said in Praia.

According to the Cape Verdean press, secretary of state Adalberto Vieira said that the project to export fish was being promoted by two US companies, Peer Fish and Carlos Seafood, which already operate in Cape Verde in partnership with national companies.

This project, which has the support of the government department responsible for the fishing sector, will contribute to transforming the city of Praia into a fishing centre, as has happened in São Vicente, and create between 125 and 150 direct jobs, Vieira said.

The project is due to start soon, after work is finished to refurbish the facilities at the Praia Refrigeration Complex, which is currently not in operation, and authorisation is granted for its operation along with its export number from the Directorate-General for Fishing. (macauhub)