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Angola: Nation Exports Over 41,000 Tons of Seafood in 12 MonthsTuesday, December 23, 2014 > 10:44:07
The Angolan Government, through the Ministry of Fisheries, exported more than 41,000 tons of seafood as well as over 1.4 million litres of fish oil, throughout the year 2014, announced Monday, in Luanda, the minister of Fisheries, Victória de Barros Neto.
Without mentioning any country to which the products are exported, Victoria de Barros Neto, who was speaking at the end of the year greetings ceremony, said that the fish production from January to November was around 396,000 tons, including industrial fishing, semi -industrial, maritime and continental one.
As for the fish production, the minister said that it exceeded by 6.3 percent the established targets, and contributed to this figure the artisanal, maritime and continental fisheries.
The minister said that the dried fish production reached in the period under review, about 15,000 tons, more than 41 percent of the recommended target, or an increase of 30% if compared to 2013.
Aiming at diversification of the economy, the Executive approved the National Plan for Development of Artisanal, Maritime and Continental Fisheries for the 2014-2017 period and the Action Plan for Aquaculture Development in Angola, for the same period.
The National Development Plan stipulated the fisheries production figure at 60,000 tons as the target to be reached until 2017.