Fishing port of Beira, Mozambique, to be rebuilt

4 April 2014

The Mozambican government has secured US$120 million in funding for reconstruction of the fishing port in Beira, which is in a poor state of repair, Mozambique’s Fishing Minister, Victor Borges said.

The minister gave assurances that work on what used to be Mozambique’s most important fishing port would begin in the second half of the year, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Borges announced that the port would be rebuilt at the opening of the 14th coordination council of the Fishing Ministry, where over two days a number of issues will be discussed, such as a rise in fish production, reducing post catch losses, promotion of aquaculture and the national development strategy that is being prepared.

The minister said that fish of a higher commercial value, such as shrimp, lobster and “kapenta” fish, had risen over the last few years mainly due to a rise in “kapenta” fishing as shrimp fishing fell in 2012 and 2013, which had also occurred in 2004. (macauhub)