Ideli Salvatti, head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture. (Photo: MPA)
Natal to have a new fishing terminal
Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
The head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) confirmed that next August Natal Fisheries Terminal will open, facilities with which the Government intends to boost the regional fisheries sector.
Minister Ideli Salvatti made the announcement during the opening of the 8th National Shrimp Fair (Fenacam), organized by the World Aquaculture Society (WAS).
Even though it had been initially envisaged that the new fisheries terminal was going to be inaugurated in April, now it has been informed that it will start working "in August at the latest," said the minister.
On behalf of Salvatti, the national secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Antônio Carlos Conquista, visited the site of the terminal next to the superintendent of the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU), Erli Bastos.
"The work must be ready in the next 60 days. We'll think of an alternative to ensure the production," Conquista said.
The official stated that a final solution would be to use a viaduct, as proposed by CBTU.
Furthermore, it is necessary to contact Natal Prefecture to request that truck traffic should be ordered, indicated the national secretary.
The minister also mentioned other steps to boost the fishing industry of Rio Grande do Norte, for example, the implementation of a local development plan of mariculture and the encouragement of fish breeding in reservoirs, said Tribuna do Norte.
It was also argued that the rental of two Japanese tuna vessels by the fishing company Atlantico Tuna, from Rio Grande do Norte, will give further impetus to the local and Brazilian ocean fishing.
"That gives us the opportunity to regain the market despite the difficulties faced by the industry so that all the production will be sent abroad," said the minister.
On the other hand, Salvatti emphasized that to believe that the change will be favorable to exports is a waste of time: "We will not take any action with respect to the change. The change is going to fix itself," she said.
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By Analia Murias