Fisheries Sector Important For Economic Diversification

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[FOOTPRINT TO AFRICA: ANGOLA] The Minister of Fisheries in Angola, Victoria de Barros Neto, has said that the Fisheries sector ‘contributes significantly to the improvement of people’s quality of life’. She made these comments in Lisbon while speaking about the fundamental role the sector can play in the urgent task of the diversification of the national economy.

She described the fisheries sector as ‘one of the foundations for building a strong economy based on the enhancement of human capital, the reorganization of the productive system and technological innovation, taking into account the conservation and preservation of marine ecosystems and resources’

“The development of human capital is a high priority for Angola, and is currently being completed the construction of an Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences”, said Neto.

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