Togo: Government moves to map fishing areas  

Thursday, 18 March 2021 08:20
Togo: Government moves to map fishing areas  

(Togo First) - The Togolese government plans to map out its fishing areas to boost industrial fishing. This was disclosed by Kokou Edem Tengue, minister of fishing and maritime economy. 

The move is part of a larger project to modernize sea fishing in Togo. In the framework of the latter, the authorities are seeking a firm to conduct related feasibility studies. 

The same project should identify the number and types of fishing ships needed to exploit fish resources available in Togolese waters. Also, it will recommend facilities for disembarking and storing fishing products. Various industrial fishing sites and their profitability threshold will be revealed by the study as well. 

The modernization project aligns with the government's ambition to boost agriculture's contribution to the GDP. This, in a context where more than 20,000 people work in the fishing sector and it contributes nearly 4.5% of the GDP. 

Séna Akoda

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