Mozambique’s fisheries production reached 218,000 tons in the first half of 2023, an official announced in Maputo, on Monday.
Artisanal fishing accounted for around 95 per cent, followed by industrial and semi-industrial fishing at four per cent.
Aquaculture accounted for one per cent, Lidia Cardoso, Minister of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries.
Cardoso announced the figure at a session of the National Administration for Fisheries.
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“The past two years have seen average fishing yields on the decline in some fisheries.
“This is due to overfishing, marine pollution, ecological degradation and climate change,” she said.
According to heh, these are situations that draw our collective attention to the combination of efforts.
This is with a view to dealing with these problems, she said and called for effective management. (Agency Report)
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