The fishing sector on the island of Sal is looking forward to promising days: the company Frescomar will invest some 328 million escudos in a structure aimed at modernizing the sector and expanding the supply of fish products both to the local tourist market and to neighboring islands.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the infrastructure, Prime Minister José Maria Neves expressed satisfaction with the initiative, which he called an important step in the implementation of Cape Verde’s Sea Cluster. He also expressed his contentment with the modernization of fishing and fisheries infrastructures on the island, “creating conditions that will lend dynamics to the fishing sector on Sal and other neighboring islands,” as they will allow “fish to be processed to supply the tourist market and allow for catches to increase.”
Andés Spinosa, the CEO of Frescomar, promised that the fishing sector would be modernized on the islands and that value would thus be added to Palmeira, where the island’s main port is located.
The infrastructure is expected to be concluded by September of this year.