Namibe Academy of Fisheries in Angola due to open soon

28 March 2017

The Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, located in Angola’s Namibe province, will be inaugurated soon, said on Monday in Luanda the minister of Fisheries of Angola, speaking at a seminar on “Economy of the Sea, challenges, opportunities and risks.”

During the seminar organised by the Ministry of Fisheries in cooperation with the University of Aveiro in Portugal, Victoria de Barros Neto said that the academy will be able to train senior technicians in various specialties related to the sea and fisheries.

Countries, the minister said, have been called upon to develop the blue economy, exploring the resources the oceans provide and developing marine industries, energy exploration, oil and gas, tourism, and transport, among others.

“Angola is no stranger to this challenge, while creating the conditions for better coordination of all activities related to the sea, to ensure its sustainable exploration, including greater awareness and inclusion of the private sector operating in these areas” she said, quoted by Angolan news agency Angop.

In her speech, the Minister of Fisheries said the Angolan government had ordered the construction of an oceanic research vessel to conduct marine biology studies as well as working as a “training ship.” (macauhub)