Companies from Angola, Spain and Portugal sign fisheries agreement

24 November 2014

Business owners from Angola, Spain and Portugal Wednesday in Benguela signed an agreement of intent, which includes the management, and chartering of vessels in the fisheries sector, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

The agreement was signed by Angolan company Cominder, part of the Consar group, based in the fishing municipality of Baía Farta and Spanish company Malaca Shipping and Portugal’s Overview II.

The chairman of Consar group, Dumilde Rangel, said that the agreement could stimulate fishing activity at a time when Cominder is refurbishing all of its assets and onshore facilities to catch more fish and seafood.

The Angolan business group has a fish processing factory, a midsize boat and by the end of February 2015 expects to receive two more boats to start fishing on a large scale.

This partnership between two countries of the European Union and Angola can bring benefits to the Angolan market, since it involves companies with strong fishing credentials, which are used to complying with EU standards in terms of quality certification.

As part of the memorandum that was signed, Cominder undertakes to ensure completion of its onshore facilities, including the installation of a preservation network and the organisation of a commercial distribution network of frozen and fresh products. (macauhub/AO/PT)