Angolan companies exported over 19,400 tonnes of fish meal to neighbouring countries since the beginning of the year, said Monday in Luanda, the minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto.
The minister said that fish meal exports had raised US$7.7 million and added that the sale abroad of 3,500 tonnes of crustaceans brought in 22.5 million euros of income for exporting companies, according to Angolan news agency Angop.
“In addition to these two products, which continue to be the main fishery products for export, Angola also exported salt, dried and frozen fish,” the minister said during the 2nd Advisory Board of the Ministry of Fisheries, held on Monday, in Luanda.
Barros Neto said that in terms of structural public investment construction work on the Tômbua fishing terminal and the Cefopesca fishing school in Luanda was ongoing and noted the inauguration of the second phase of a larvae production centre in the province of Kwanza Norte, and the support centre for artisanal fishing on the island of Luanda, which will support fishermen and fishmongers.
The II Advisory Council of the Ministry of Fisheries, held under the motto “Fisheries and aquaculture – an alternative for the diversification of the economy,” was intended to take stock of the activities of the sector in 2016 and outline the agenda for 2017. (macauhub)