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Oil production pollutes the Atlantic Ocean, Angolan and Congolese fishermen complain.

Artisanal fisheries in May 2013 at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean Moanda Democratic Republic of Congo.
Oil production pollutes the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, denounced Thursday, November 7 Angolan and Congolese fishermen. They said at a sub- regional seminar on oil exploitation DRC - Angola border organized in the city of Moanda, 230 kilometers of Matadi in the Bas- Congo.
The representative of sinners in Angola and DR Congo, this pollution is the basis of the disappearance of different species of fish.
"When there is pollution in the ocean, the consequences are enormous. There are species of fish that die away. Fish reproduction is difficult. Fishermen suffer and remain unemployed, "said the president of the association of sinners Soyo Angola, Antonio Agosto.
It seeks the involvement of the authorities of both countries and the awareness of officials of oil companies to end this situation.
In the report of the Commission of Inquiry of the Senate of the DRC on pollution caused by oil exploitation in the Bas-Congo presented Friday, November 8, senators questioned the oil company Perenco.

The senators criticized the “irresponsibility" of the government to the pollution of the city of Moanda. This report is the conclusion of an investigation launched after the establishment of the commission in December 2012.

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mayele's picture

Congratulation my sister

what bad news, of course the production of oil will help the economy of DRC but I know that fishing helps fight against malnutrition in eastern congo.I think the authorities should seek ways to ensure that the production of oil does not cause damage to fishing including some species which are gone poisonned.Thanks Therese for this information.Don't get tired because you're doing a good job.
thank you

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer

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