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Cape Verde Expects Firm Growth Of Its Tuna Cannery Cape Verde, March 5, 12

Cape Verde’s fishing sector will this year be able to account for over 50 percent of the country’s exports, the secretary of state for Marine Resources, Adalberto Vieira said Thursday in Praia.

Cited by Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress, the secretary of State said that the tuna canning industry was set to grow considerably, mainly because of the future refrigeration facility in Sao Vicente, and this was why fishing would account for over 50 percent of the country’s exports this year.

Speaking after the opening of the meeting for the guiding commissions of the West Africa Fisheries Programs, being held in the capital, Vieira said that the State should cancel its aid policy and increasingly implement a policy that drives growth of the fishing sector through the private sector.

As well as Cape Verde, the sub-regional Commission includes Senegal, Mali, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, and Ghana.

The global program for fisheries in West Africa is funded by the World Bank with tens of millions of dollars and Cape Verde has so far had access to funding of USD 8 million