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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:19 - Updated Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:19

Fisheries sector sets up observation agency

Luanda - Angola's minister of Fisheries and Sea Maria Antonieta Baptista announced Friday plan to create a National Fisheries Observation Agency to monitor the activity of the sector.

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The minister announced this at a meeting with the chairpersons of the fishing associations, stating that the initiative was meant to control the discharge process and improve the observation and monitoring  of the activity.

The minister spoke of the possibility to have observers on board and on land and better control what goes into the state coffers. 

Maria Antonieta Baptista noted that the artisanal fishing support centers in the sea coast should aggregate ice production, discharge control, tariff resetting and literacy rooms for fishermen.

The meeting takes place ahead of the Scientific Technical Council and the Integrated Water Resources Management Council, scheduled for 28 and 29 November in Benguela province.

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