Chinese-owned company granted fishing license in Mozambique

10 September 2014

Chinese-owned company Yi Nuo Ltd, which operates in the district of Angoche, Mozambique, has been granted two licenses for semi-industrial fishing by the Fisheries Administration of Nampula province, said the provincial fisheries delegate.

Momade Juízo told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, that the company, in business since the beginning of the year using two wooden boats, now proposes to build a total of ten boats for development of semi-industrial fishing, four of which have already been finished.

The provincial delegate of the Fisheries Administration also said that two 20-metre long and 5-metre wide vessels capable of carrying 10 tons of cold-stored cargo, were already operating.

Two other vessels will start operating soon as the request to issue a fishing license was endorsed by the Ministry of Fisheries, Juízo said.

Juízo also told the newspaper that Pesca Norte, another semi-industrial fishing company based in the district of Angoche, had imported four new vessels from China, which means the six new units launched in the coming days will provide employment for around 180 people.

Shrimp, squid, octopus and fish species such as grouper, tuna and other fish are the main focus for fishing companies as those products are also intended for export to EU countries and South Africa. (macauhub/MZ/CN)