São Vicente: Cape Verde will have a fleet of six semi-industrial vessels to fish for soldier shrimp

Mindelo, Mar 6 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde will have six semi-industrial vessels, three from the island of São Vicente and three from Sal, for the fishing of soldier shrimp, whose source is estimated at 200 tons of catch per year in the Country.

The information was released this Monday to the press by the coordinator of the “Project for the Development of a Fishing Fleet for Shrimp Soldier (Plesionika edwardsii) in Cape Verde” and the Director of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, José Antonio González.

According to the project coordinator, 75 % of this resource is found on the islands of Boa Vista and Maio and the second largest source is in the area of Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia and islets, and São Nicolau.

“Close to 100 sailors-fishermen were trained, from the point of view of making semi-floating pots, making the art of hunting pots, but also in another very important point which is the quality of the product. So that the product reaches the operators, the entire business value chain, in optimal, sanitary and of appearance conditions”, he explained.



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