Government of Cabo Verde creates Marine and Meteorology Institute

8 October 2014

The government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) plans to create the Marine and Meteorology Institute by merging the National Institutes of Fisheries Development and Meteorology and Geophysics, said the Minister for Infrastructure and the Maritime Economy.

Minister Sara Lopes also told Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana that the new institute will have a new statute, a new board of directors and will be responsible for the areas of meteorology and Atlantic oceanography.

Noting that the government is reshaping the fisheries sector, “which is strategic to boost the economy of the sea and project a new social and economic reality for the country,” the minister said that with this merger, which will be completed by the end of the year, the government is completing the process of reorganisation of the National Institute of Fisheries Development.

“Right now we are carrying out the feasibility study, which should be ready in 45 days and by the end of the year I can guarantee that the sector will be reorganised,” the Minister said. (macauhub/CV)