Spanish fisheries group Nueva Pescanova is instrumental in establishing a training programme aimed at improve the employability of young people in Mozambique, working with the Matola Fisheries School and the National Education Authority Professional of Mozambique (ANEP), working in line with IMO requirements.
This is a strategic project for Nueva Pescanova Group’s Mozambique subsidiary Pescamar, as it supports the training of fishing crews, and in turn, Pescamar provides support by running an internship programme, while also providing employment possibilities to students who pass the training and demonstrate good performance. In the last three years, more than 30 students have joined Pescamar.
Within the framework of the agreement, the Matola Fishing School will receive the support of the Instituto Politécnico Marítimo-Pesqueiro do Atlántico (Xunta de Galicia), to develop strategies with the aim of training teaching staff, as well as designing and implementing regulated short courses.
Equipment and material necessary to carry out this training will be provided and a permanent collaboration space will be established between the private fishing sector and the training bodies to adapt the teaching content to the needs of the sector.
The ‘Programme to strengthen the professional capacities of the maritime fishing sector in Mozambique’ is carried out in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Consellería do Mar de la Xunta de Galicia and the Matola de Pescas School in Mozambique. This is the first AECID APPD in Africa.
The presentation was attended by the general director of the Nueva Pescanova Group’s fishing division Lucas Lorenzo, Pescamar general director Felisberto Manuel, the Minister of Sea, Interior Waters and Fisheries of Mozambique Augusta Maíta, Spain’s ambassador to Mozambique Alberto Cerezo; and the Xunta de Galicia’s Minister of the Sea Rosa Quintana.
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