Guinea Starts Study to Evaluate Fishing Potential, Minister Says

Guinea started a study to estimate fish stocks in its territorial waters, Moussa Conde, the minister of fisheries and aquaculture, said.

The research will help the West African country decide whether it can continue issue commercial-fishing licenses, Conde said on the Conakry-based Radio Television Guineenne yesterday.

Commercial fishing companies caught 24,060 metric tons in its waters in the 11 months through November, according to the country’s Finance Ministry.