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2013-08-27

AFRICA/ANGOLA - Increase sea fishing to contibuire the fight against poverty

Luanda (Agenzia Fides) - The industrial maritime fisheries sector, which accounts for 35% of the total activity of fishing in Angola, is being relaunched in the African country to fight hunger and poverty. According to the Institute for the Development of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, since 2004 the sector has provided about 100 thousand tons of fish per year and employs about 50,000 people, 80% of whom are women. The contribution of women is essential for the promotion of the national economy. According to economists, among the 18 provinces in Angola with the highest potential in the field of marine fisheries are Zaire, Benguela and Namibe. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 27/08/2013)

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