• Short Summary

    ONE OF MAURITANIA'S CHIEF INDUSTRIES, FISHING AND FISH PROCESSING, IS TO RECEIVE A NEW STIMULUS FROM EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW FACILITIES AT THE FISHING PORT AT PROT ETIENNE.

  • Description

    ONE OF MAURITANIA'S CHIEF INDUSTRIES, FISHING AND FISH PROCESSING, IS TO RECEIVE A NEW STIMULUS FROM EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW FACILITIES AT THE FISHING PORT AT PROT ETIENNE.

    DRIED AND SALTED FISH IS ONE OF MAURITANIA'S MAIN EXPORTS, AND THE NEW FACILITIES AT PORT ETIENNE WILL INCREASE PRODUCTION.

    A NEW REFRIGERATION PLANT HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO OPERATION. IT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY A FRENCH COMPANY, AND WILL BE ABLE TO FREEZE AND PROCESS 100 TONS OF FISH A DAY. IN ADDITION, THERE IS STORAGE AREA FOR ANOTHER 5,000 TONS OF FISH.

    THE REFRIGERATION PLANT INCORPORATES SOME OF THE MOST MODERN EQUIPMENT OF ITS TYPE AVAILABLE. NEARBY IS A NEW LABORATORY WHERE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF BREEDING AND MIGRATION OF FISH ARE STUDIED.

    EACH YEAR ABOUT 300-THOUSAND TONS OF FISH ARE BROUGHT INTO PROT ETIENNE. THEY ARE CAUGHT MAINLY IN RICH FISHING GROUNDS ALONG THE COAST AND THE REFRIGERATION PLANT, LABORATORIES, AND EXTENSIONS TO THE PORT NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION REPRESENT AN INVESTMENT OF 750-MILLION FRANCS CFA (ABOUT GBP1,071,000 STERLING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0S9F5WJD3XDOBI00HSB1DVNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0S9F5WJD3XDOBI00HSB1DVNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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