30 August 2014

Angola: Minister Satisfied With Increase in Demersal Fish

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Fisheries, Vitória de Barros Neto, Friday in Luanda expressed satisfaction with the rise in the amount of demersal fish in the country's oceans, due to the increment in the biomass.

"All data indicate a good recovery of demersal resources. Levels of bio-mass increased in recent years, which is good for the country and for the owners of fishing boats," he said.

The Fisheries minister was speaking at the end of the meeting of the Cabinet Council's Real Economy Commission which, among other matters, examined the report on demersal resources.

The report was based on a research which aimed at the description of the distribution, composition and structure of the Angolan seas' abundance in resources that inhabit the seabed depth with high commercial value.

She added that being species that preferentially inhabit the deep zones of the sea waters, do not suffer much the influence of climate change and have therefore some stability.

Victoria de Barros said she believes that if the situation prevails "we can have more abundant resources available for fishing."

The press release stresses the need to strengthen measures to protect demersal fish with a view to their recovery.

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