Angolan government plans to encourage aquaculture

22 August 2013

Angola plans to encourage aquaculture in order to increase production in this sector, the country’s Fishing Minister, Victória de Barros Neto said Tuesday in Luanda according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Whilst signing a cooperation agreement for a number of areas between the Fishing Ministry and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the minister said that encouraging fish farming and aquaculture would help to diversify sources of revenue for the country’s economy.

One of the areas included in the agreement is fishing research, which Barros Neto said was the basis for good management of artisanal fishing notably to reduce loss or waste of fish after it is caught.

The agreement will also allow for programmes to increase the amount of fish caught, salt production and fishing product processing. (macauhub)