18 March 2019

Angola: Fisheries Minister Assesses Sector in Benguela

Benguela — Angolan minister of Fisheries and the Sea Maria Antonieta Baptista arrived Monday in coastal Benguela province to learn of the operation of the sector's structures and meet with local operators in the fishing area.

The minister's visit was confirmed to the press by director of the Benguela Provincial Office of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, José da Silva.

He said the Maria Baptista will assess the fishing sector in the municipalities of Lobito, Benguela and Bahia Farta.

The minister will visit various infrastructure such as Fisheries Research Center, the old salt production fields, the Inclined Plan, the fishery of Nazaré and the crustacean production center "José Manuel ", in the area of Lobito Velho.

She will meet with the governing body of the Industrial, Semi-industrial and Artisanal Fishing Association, as well as visit to the Regional Inspection Center.

The fish production in Benguela province was estimated at around 60,000 tons in 2018. In addition to fish, Benguela province also produces salt.

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