Seafood Hub: Rs 12 Billion in Revenue this Year

8 years, 10 months ago - July 03, 2013
Seafood Hub sector has the wind in its sails. Forecasts indicate that growth in exports of about 30% is expected this year in this sector. This situation can be explained largely by the modern port facilities that exist in the port, new investment in this sector and the interest of importers for Mauritian products because they meet international standards.

If all goes as planned, this sector will achieve this year a turnover of Rs 12 billion against Rs 10 billion last year. This was said to Le Matinal, Dharmarajen Mauree, Principal Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Fisheries. It was noted that the turnover of this sector will be boosted with the arrival of new vessels, the establishment of a new production unit by the Japanese sashimi and the establishment of a new treatment of fish Reunion company Sapmer.

"The layoffs in the sector is over"

Growth in the export sector has been analyzed by the committee Friday Fisheries. It is concluded that the transfer will come close the bar 60 000 to 70 000 tonnes this year.

Asked by The Early Bird Sunday, the Minister of Fisheries Nicolas Von Mally was pleased with the performance of Seafood Hub. "The area of the Seafood Hub has become a mainstay of our economy. If he continues on this path, this sector will become the first, "he said.

According to the Ministry of Fisheries, 25 tuna are expected to Port Louis this year from South Africa. These tuna will mainly supply local companies that specialize in the manufacture of flaked tuna and other products.

The existing port facilities in the port are assets that encourage foreign fishing companies to come to land their fish in Mauritius.

The arrival of these tuna has several other advantages. First, for local companies operating in the seafood. With the arrival of the tuna, the layoffs in this sector is over. On the other hand, fishing companies from Korea are also interested in existing transshipment facilities in Port-Louis. They informed the Ministry of Fisheries that wish to land their catch of tuna in Port Louis.

 

Text by Le Matinal

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