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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:30 - Updated Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:30

First phase of identifying zones for aquaculture presented

Luanda - The first phase of special planning for the identification of areas with potential for aquaculture in Angola, financed by the Angolan government, enabled to have a real idea of continental aquaculture and the countries’ maritime potential.

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gathering on special planning for acquaculture activities

Photo: Gaspar Santos

The project, which includes mapping the infrastructure of the areas with the greatest potential, based on the geographic information system and had the technical support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Speaking at the ceremony, the FAO representative in Angola, Mamoudou Diallo, said that the results achieved in this first phase are able to provide basic information to guide investment projects, identify the needs of the areas, protection capacity and bio-safety.

He assured that the FAO and the Ministry of Fisheries, in the 2016/2017 biennium, will have the co-operation reinforced with the implementation of various projects, such as supporting the ranks of artisanal inland fisheries, expansion of post-harvest technologies and the project of including fish consumption in school meals.

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