Angola and Portugal sign cooperation agreement on the sea economy

21 May 2019

Angola and Portugal on Monday in Lisbon signed a memorandum of understanding that includes the establishment of partnerships in areas such as technical-scientific research and fish processing, the local press reported.

The memorandum was signed by the ministers of Fisheries and the Sea of Angola and Portugal, Maria Antonieta Baptista and Ana Paula Vitorino, respectively, at the end of the “Portuguese and Angolan businesspeople together for sustainable sea cooperation,” forum which included sector associations and companies from both countries.

The document is intended to define the principles of bilateral cooperation in the fields of legislation, training, technical and scientific research, development of maritime, inland and aquaculture activities, monitoring and control of fishing activities and the processing of fishery products between the two countries.

On Sunday, at the end of a visit to the Olhão Fisheries Pilot Station in Portugal, accompanied by businesspeople from the provinces of Benguela, Namibe and Kwanza Sul, the Angolan minister said that Angola will count on the support of Portugal in the training of staff, for the development of the aquaculture sector.

The Olhão Fisheries Pilot Station is a technological research and development structure, on a pre-industrial scale in aquaculture and marine biology, which supports technology transfer and technical and scientific training in the field. (Macauhub)