The first edition of the Angola International Sea, Aquaculture and Fishing Fair has been scheduled for 27 to 30 November of this year at the Luanda International Fair (FIL) venue, the Fishing Minister, Vitória de Barros Neto said Wednesday in Luanda.
Organised in partnership with FIL, companies from more than 16 countries, including the United States, Germany, Brazil and Norway, with “confirmed experience in the fishing and aquaculture sectors,” have confirmed their presence.
Over four days the fair will exhibit fishing equipment and materials such as motors, probes and safety devices, as well as sea resources with a view to ensuring access to biological resources and to introduce new techniques and technologies that can be adapted to the fishing process.
As she announced the event the Fishing Minister said that the government’s target for the sector was a total catch of 400,000 tons of fish and crustaceans per year, production of 120,00 tons of salt and to dry up to 20 percent of the total yearly catch.
Angola’s coastline is 1,650 kilometres long and until 1972 the country was one of the world’s main producers of fish meal. The sector’s current activity is based on industrial, semi-industrial and artisanal fishing. (macauhub/AO)