Academy of Fisheries and Marine Science opens in Angola with support from Poland

18 July 2017

The Namibe Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences in Moçamedes, Angola, opened on Monday and will receive US$60 million from Poland to complete the third phase of the project.

The first phase of construction of the academy ran from 2009 to 2011 and the second from 2013 to 2016.

The work was carried out by Polish company Navimor, in cooperation with several subcontractors from Poland, China and Angola.

The total value of the project is US$111 million, of which US$37 million are financed by the Polish government and US$74 million by the Angolan government.

The Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, built in an area of 30 hectares, has several specialised structures including a search and rescue centre, a marine mechanics laboratory, simulator sets and 35 laboratories in different areas.

The Namibe Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences is a higher education institution linked to the fisheries sector, whose main objective is the training of specialists and senior technicians in the area of fisheries and marine sciences.

The institution consists of three faculties, namely Fisheries, Fish Processing and Water Resources Exploration.

The academy, which has 34 Angolan teachers, has been in operation since May with 540 students and has capacity to receive up to 1,500 students.(macauhub)