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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:57 - Updated Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:57

Angola has great potential for aquaculture - Minister

Luanda - Angola has a great potential to develop aquaculture, abundant water resources and a market to absorb the production, said the minister of Fisheries, Victória de Barros Neto, on Thursday in Luanda.

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Minister of Fisheries Vitoria de Barros Neto

Photo: Antonio Escrivao

The official said the action plan for the development of aquaculture in Angola is being implemented in a phased way and reprsents and opportunity for the national business to develop and increase revenues and improve the living.

Victória de Barros Neto was speaking at the opening of the first edition of the International Fair of the Sea, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

According to the official, in the field of extractive fishing, the official said that the installation of shipyards for the construction, repair and maintenance of the fishing fleet, particularly fleet of semi-industrial and artisanal fishing, are an opportunity for the sector to grow.
Another topic in the action plan, according to the source, concerns the recovery and modernisation of the manufacturing and processing of fish and derivatives

and the distribution and marketing of fish products and iodized salt.
According to the minister, Angola is a country with a diverse biomass fish resources and has a coastline of 1,650 kilometres of length, benefiting an exclusive economic zone of 330,000 square kilometres.
"Angola is situated in one of the most important ecosystems in the world, influenced by two types of chains - Current equatorial South (Angola Current) and the Benguela Cold Current.

The first edition of the International Fair of the Sea, Aquaculture and Fisheries is being attended by exhibitors from Angola (host), South Africa, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Ghana, Nigeria, Spain, Russia, China, Portugal, Norway, Germany, United States , Brazil, Japan and Vietnam.

locally, participants come from the provinces of Zaire, Bengo, Kwanza Norte, Kwanza Sul, Benguela, Namibe, Moxico, Cuando Cubango and Bie.

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