Mozambique and Namibia debate cooperation in the fishing sector

23 April 2013

The governments of Mozambique and Namibia have launched talks about ways of boosting cooperation in the fishing sector, according to a statement issued in Maputo Monday by the Fishing Ministry.

Led by the Mozambican Fishing Minister, Victor Borges and by his Namibian counterpart, Bernard Esau, the talks are intended to set up a reciprocal system that allows for fishing in the territorial waters of both countries.

Over two days the two sides also plan to discuss mechanisms to control illegal fishing in the region.

In the statement minister Victor Borges noted that Mozambique intends to be one of the main suppliers of fish to Southern Africa and Europe, and this year expects to increase fishing production by 10,000 tons to 200,000 tons. (macauhub)