• Short Summary

    In Angola, fishing catches are going up again, according to official figures.

    SYNOPSIS: Offloading the catch?

  • Description

    In Angola, fishing catches are going up again, according to official figures.

    SYNOPSIS: Offloading the catch at Benguela, one of Angola's largest ports. Figures presented to the first congress of the ruling Popular Liberation Movement Workers' Party of Angola (MPLA) said local fisherman landed 40,000 tonnes of fish last year, well above their quota.

    However, the national catch is still well down on the figure of well over 450,000 tonnes caught in 1973, the last normal year before the second Angolan war. In 1976, the overall catch was only 10 percent of this, although, official figures say, it rose in 1977 to 25 percent of the previous level. The shattering fall had threatened the life of the fishmeal industry.

    Shortly after MPLA troops entered Benguela in September 1976, the fishing fleets were nationalised. Many boats had been scuttled and fishermen worked hard to get these back on the seas again. Because of the heat, the daily catch has to be processed within 10 hours.

    The sardines are left in a ??? solution for two weeks before they are put out in the sun to dry for three days. Then, the dried fish go on sale in state-run shops throughout Benguela province, and more distant parts of the country.

    A new housing complex for fishermen and their families is being built at Baia Farta, a few kilometres to the south. Helping them to level the land and put up the buildings are Cuban construction experts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACC5614B5J87Q92VRU4DYZKG53
    Media URN:
    VLVACC5614B5J87Q92VRU4DYZKG53
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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