Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, will soon have a new fishing terminal. (Photo: Stock File)
New fishing terminal planned for Recife
Friday, May 07, 2010, 02:20 (GMT + 9)
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministry (MPA) plans on building a Public Fishing Terminal in Recife, the Capital of Pernambuco State.
The national authorities plan on investing BRL 13 million (USD 7.3 million), once the technical, economic and environmental viability of the undertaking is verified, informed the Infrastructure and Development Secretary of the MPA, Jose Claudenor Vermohlen.
The new fishing terminal proposal was presented this Wednesday in a public audience in the City Council of Recife.
The facilities will occupy a surface area of 6,500 square metres and will be equipped to receive boats and landings. They will boast an infrastructure for the storage and commercialization of fish and for fuel provision.
“Having a public fishing terminal in the state will benefit artisanal and oceanic fishing and mariculture, as well as the final consumer, since he will receive a fresher and higher quality product,” affirms the MPA supervisor in Pernambuco, Jose Telino Lacerda Neto.
The proponents of the new terminal contend that it will be able to handle 25 tonnes of fish per day. The terminal will work with lobster and large fish like tuna, among others species, the MPA indicated.
The fishing sector will boast an ice factory as well, which will produce 100 tonnes of this raw material daily.
The whole Pernambuca fishing industry will benefit from
the Public Terminal of Recife, especially the coastal sector, where 9,000 registered fishers and fisheries and marine aquaculture firms abound.
Last March, the government and executives of the fishing sector of Rio Grande del Norte announced plans to begin operating the new Natal Fishing Terminal in November.
the new Natal Fishing Terminal.
The public works will create around 9,000 direct jobs, and allow vessels of great bearing to berth in the new facilities.
Some BRL 29.5 million (USD 16.3 million) was invested in the first stage of remodelling, initiated in September 2009. Ninety per cent was funded by the Federal Government and the rest by Brazilian state authorities.
The second stage will include a tender to be finalised by next June, and implies the investment of more than BRL 15 million (USD 8.3 million) for the construction of a viaduct. The same would unite the new terminal with Pedra do Rosario.
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By Analia Murias