2 May 2014

Angola: Minister of Fisheries At International Conference in Ethiopia

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto, is participating since April 28, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the Second Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture, defended the need to create a proper and favourable environment, so that the sector can contribute to an equitable development of the continent.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Fisheries, the government official stressed that the African conference happens in an important moment, in which Angola is making reforms in the sector.

At the conference to end on Friday, the minister said that the fisheries policy of Angola is an example in Africa, recognised by the international community, for modernising the sector and increase fishing capacity, thus, giving a decisive contribution to the economic growth of the country, in accordance with the objectives of the 2013-2017 National Development Plan.

In Addis Ababa, the ministers of Fisheries are analysing the policies of the sector and maritime resources of African countries.

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