Senegalese President Leopold Senghor recently opened a new frozen seafood factory in an industrial suburb of Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
Senegalese President Leopold Senghor recently opened a new frozen seafood factory in an industrial suburb of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. After a short ceremony he cut a ribbon, officially opening the GBP160,000 (96 million France CFA) factory.
More than 1,400 tons of frozen shrimp and cray-fish, 350 tons of filleted sale, and 155 tons of various other type of fish will be processed in the new factory. It is estimated that by 1972 the unit will be freezing more than 3,000 tons of fish worth approximately GBP2.3 million (1400 million France (CFA) on the international market.
Although the initial production will be for Europe, the Senegalese are hoping to export the frozen fish to the U.S. and Japan in the future. The factory will employ 60 permanent workers and about 350 casual staff on a seasonal basis.
In his inauguration speech, President Senghor said that his government attaches great importance to the exploitation of the country's fishing resources.