Benguela – The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Afonso Pedro Canga, said on Wednesday in the central Benguela province that through combating illegal artisan fishing the Angolan government protects biological resources and make viable the fishing economy, of which the local people depend on their survival.
The official said so under the inauguration act of the Regional Centre for Fishing Surveillance in the province of Benguela, which is comprised by a monitoring satellite system for immediate location of illegal fishing boats and its inspection.
According to him, with the functioning of this centre, conditions are created to inspect the development of maritime and continental artisan fishing activities.
Afonso Pedro Canga underlined that it is also important for the sea resources serve the Angolan population so that the entrepreneurs may have a greater capacity to exercise their activity.
He said that the fighting against illegal maritime and continental artisan fishing is priority that should deserve a continuous attention of the Angolan government.