Angola to change industrial fishing rules in 2017

23 December 2016

The Angolan Fisheries Ministry plans to reformulate and adjust industrial fishing charter contracts from 2017 on and to build infrastructures on land that promote employment and fair sharing of benefits from that activity, the respective minister said on Wednesday in Luanda.

In comments summarising sector activity this year, Victória de Barros Neto said her ministry would continue to pay close attention to programmes meant to increase production, reduce post-catch loss and ensure integral catch exploitation, besides offering more support for inshore and offshore artisanal fishing.

Year 2017 targets include maintaining support for increased production of iodised salt. Achieving that goal is vital for expansion of existing production areas and creation of new ones, she said.

The fisheries minister anticipates more emphasis next year on aquaculture as a profitable activity with major business opportunities, able to generate wealth and help diversify the economy.

The other priorities for 2017 are personnel training, scientific and technological research and supervision of fishery and aquaculture resources, Barros Neto said, cited by Angop news agency. (Macauhub)