Angola: Coapescas to Implement Canned Fish Production in 2014

The Fishing Products Firm (Coapesca) intends to broaden its services in 2014 with the installation of equipment for handling, processing, profiting of fish products and turn them into canned food.

This information was given to ANGOP last Friday, by the director-general of Coapesca, Arménio Lopes, when speaking about the projects of the firm, during the inauguration of a cold-storage system in Samba District fishing zone, in Luanda, by the Fishing minister.

According to the official, the opportunity to create firms linked to the conservation of fish must be given to Angolans, since the main species normally used in canned fish are found in Angolan sea.

"Angola imports this product (canned fish) and there should be no reason for that, because the species used in canned products do exist in Angola (...)", emphasised the source.

"Pois Angola importa este produto, o que não deve ter uma razão de ser, porquanto as espécies que constituem as conservas de peixe, existem em Angola e contamos com o atum, gaiato, cavala, carapau, sardinha e outros mais ," Frisou.

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