Sat, 23 May 2020 15:46 - Society
The information was disclosed to ANGOP on Saturday by the head of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Provincial Office of Agriculture and Forestry, Domingos Americano, adding that most of the boats, with which the cooperatives work, lack maintenance.
He also spoke of the lack of resources to acquire other means of fishing, besides the consequences of the Covid-19, which has compromised the increase of the fishing.
As a result, Domingos Americano said, there has been a rise in the prices of the fish and reduction in demand for fish on local market.
Malanje Provincial Government, through the Office of Economic and Integrated Development, is studying a plan to facilitate the granting of credits to artisanal fishers' cooperatives at regional level.
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Provincial Office of Agriculture and Forestry controls 1,300 artisanal fishers, distributed in 31 cooperatives.