Semi-industrial fishing re-launched in Mozambique’s Angoche district

16 January 2013

Semi-industrial fishing in Angoche, in the Mozambican province of Nampula, has been re-launched, after a stoppage of several years, by the Pesca Norte company, the district’s director for Economic Activities said.

According to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, Miguel Massunda Júnior said that maintenance work was underway on eight vessels, involving repairs of small faults, oil changes and repainting hulls, so that activities can begin out at sea in March.

The district director for Economic Activities also said that Pesca Norte, which belongs to a Mozambican ship owner, plans to increase its catches to 165 tons of fish per month based on an analysis carried out by the company’s specialists on the potential of the Sofala basin region.

Refurbishment of the Pesca Norte building is underway, specifically the fish processing area, in order to ensure standards of hygiene and quality of shrimp and to make sure it is accepted by international markets in general and particularly the European market, which offers good prices.

As well as Pesca Norte, Portuguese-owned companies SG Global and Diamantes Mariscos also operate in Angoche district, and their business is focused on buying shrimp from artisanal fishermen for later export. (macauhub)