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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:05 - Updated Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:05

Over 300.000 tons of fish caught

Benguela - The Minister of Fisheries and the Sea, Victoria de Barros Neto said at Baia Farta in Coastal Benguela Province that at least 350.000 tons of fish were caught in Angola in 2018.

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The Cabinet Minister who was speaking during the integrated management of water resources management council in Benguela province said that due to the constraints of the fishing sector, the results in 2018 totaled 350.000 tons, down 157,000 tons.

Without advancing comparative data in relation to 2017, Victoria de Barros Neto also pointed out the difficulties in acquiring fishery inputs, in local and foreign markets, shipbuilding and ship repair constraints due to insufficient yards, as well as the higher fuel costs that increase production costs.

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