Brazil continues to support development of fishing in Angola

30 April 2014

Angola and Brazil last week in Brasilia signed an technical cooperation agreement for development of fishing in Angola, the Angolan embassy in Brazil said in a statement.

The agreement was signed by the Artisanal Fishing Development Institute of the Angolan Fisheries Ministry and Companhia de Desenvolvimento dos Vales de São Francisco e do Parnaíba (Codevasp), of the Brazilian National Integration Ministry.

According to the agreement, Codevasp for two years will contribute to developing artisanal fishing and adding value to Angola’s fishing resources by training Angolans at the seven integrated centres for fishing resources and aquaculture established and maintained by the company in Brazil.

The new technical cooperation agreement is valid until April 2016 and will extend the previous agreement that trained 10 Angolan in artificial fish propagation and breeding, limnology (the science of freshwater).

The 10 Angolan technicians trained in Brazil now work at the integrated fishing resources centres recently opened in the province of Malange and Benguela. (macauhub/AO/BR)