Angola: Minister Wants to Revamp Fish Marketing

Benguela — The minister of Fisheries and Sea Maria Antonieta Baptista announced Monday the intention to re-organise the sale of fish from the auctions or warehouses to the distribution network.

The minister said that the issue is being tackled among the Ministries of Fisheries and the Sea, Commerce and operators of the sector.

The Fisheries and Sea minister is on a 48-hour visit to coastal Benguela province to assess the sector's structures and meet with the operators.

She confirmed some guidelines have already been provided on the implementation of these measures in the marketing chain.

During a closed-door meeting held at the Regional Inspection Center, Maria Antonieta Baptista was informed on the main concerns of the fishing associations and salt producers.

The concerns are those related to the licensing of fishing vessels, which are then dedicated to fishing of other species, with highlight to horse mackerel, which will have caused the decline of the biomass.

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