Official highlights training of fishermen for productivity increase

Dondo – Fisheries minister Victoria de Barros Neto last Thursday in Massangano commune, Cambambe municipality of the northern Cuanza Norte Province, defended the training of fishermen to better contribute to the increase of sea products.

At the local fish processing training centre, she stressed that academic and technical-professional training are indispensable for the normal functioning of the production chain as a result of the scientific and productive control of fishing activity.

The cabinet minister said that the Angolan government’s programme to fight hunger and poverty imposes the observance of various rules and techniques in the various segments of food production.

On the other hand, she said fishermen should be integrated into training programmes, seeking to overcome the constraints experienced in the exercise of their activity, especially the lack of knowledge.

According to the minister, the basic training courses on technology and fish processing to be lectured at the centre will stimulate better treatment of fish, which will strengthen the diet of the fishing communities.

During the 15-day training period, the participants will be trained in aspects relating to aquaculture, fishing techniques, ecology, machine and motor handling, as well as other related issues such as gender, violence and others.

The ceremony was marked by the launch of the first stone for the construction of a primary school of six classrooms, which will replace the current two precarious rooms.

Source: Angola Press News Agency