Luanda — The Angolan coast, with a total of 650,000 kilometres, has favourable conditions for growth and abundance of see resources, Angop has learnt.
According to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, the coast stretches from the mouth of Cunene River as far as the Zaire River mouth and benefits from the cold current of Angola's Benguela province.
The report noted that the fisheries sector is committed to achieving production levels in the areas of demersal products.
The source mentioned among other the (bottom fish) pelagic (mackerel, sardinella, kingdom sardines and others), shellfish, inland fisheries and aquaculture, which not only meet the domestic demand of these goods, but also generating surpluses for export.
Under the Aquatic Biological Resources Act, it is mandatory the State to ensure that management plans establish the balance between demand and supply of fish at the market, promoting the private investment, with stress to the national growing supply.
According to the report, more than 90 percent of fish caught is sold fresh at domestic market. About 25% frozen and the remaining dry-salted.