Angolan factory starts exporting fishmeal to China

7 January 2016

The province of Benguela in Angola, will start exporting fishmeal to China, following a request submitted to a factory in Baía Farta, said the provincial director of Fisheries, José Gomes.

Cited by state newspaper Jornal de Angola, Gomes said this plant produced 285,000 tons of fishmeal between January and November 2015, with the majority being exported to Namibia and South Africa, priced at US$1,250 a ton.

In the same period, said the Director of Fisheries, the factory also produced a considerable amount of fish oil, which was exported to the same two neighbouring countries, which sometimes re-export it to other destinations.

The factory in Baia Farta began operating in 2011 and has a fishmeal production capacity of 6 tons per hour. (macauhub/AO/CN)