Angola and Brazil have extended their cooperation agreement for training Angolan staff in aquaculture techniques and management of fishery resources for another year, according to an addendum signed recently in Brasilia.
The addendum to the existing agreement between the Angolan Institute of Development of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Development Company of the Valleys of São Francisco and Parnaíba (Codevasf), of the Ministry of National Integration, was signed by the Ambassador of Angola in Brazil, by the president of the development company and the Director of the Department of Watershed Revitalisation of the Ministry of Environment.
Cooperation between the Angolan Institute of Development of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture and Codevasf began in 2012 when Angolan technicians began to be sent regularly to the company’s integrated centres for six-month periods to learn artificial propagation and fish breeding techniques along with environmental conservation, and other subjects.
The agreement signed in 2014, now renewed for another year, will continue to train Angolan staff in aquaculture techniques and management of fisheries resources and boost the human and institutional capacity of Angolan fisheries sector, according to Angolan news agency Angop. (macauhub/AO/BR)