Fishing and Sea Sciences Academy in Namibe, Angola to start operating in next academic year

12 June 2012

The Fishing and Sea Sciences Academy located in the city of Namibe in southern Angola is due to start operating in the next academic year, when classes are due to begin and building work has ended according to Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Minister, Afonso Pedro Canga.

The academy is a government scheme intended to revitalise the fishing sector in Angola.

The work will be carried out by Polish company Navimor International after signing a contract with the Ministry for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing.

The second phase of construction of the academy will make use of a credit line worth 90 million euros provided by Poland.

The first phase of construction of the Academy began in 2008 and Poland contributed US$14 million.

With courses in fishing, fish processing and exploration of water resources, the academy will have capacity to teach 1,000 students attending four year courses.

The academy’s buildings will sit in an area of 30 hectares. (macauhub)