Category “Fish Farming”

Nigeria: Firm Set to Establish Fish Farming School

Bnot Harel Nigeria Limited, an Israeli company, which deals with agriculture integration solutions, said it has concluded plans to open a school in Lagos, where fish farmers from various parts of the country will be trained regularly on fish farming.

The Lagos Regional Manager of the company, Ofir Segal, revealed this in an interview with our reporter on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of the 28th National Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) in Abuja.

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Africa: Push to Enhance Management and Conservation in Tuna Fisheries On the High Seas

Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Naoko Ishii today approved a project coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species.

The GEF, an international institution uniting 183 countries to address global environmental issues and support sustainable development, approved funding for the implementation phase of the multi-partner project coordinated by FAO which aims to improve management of tuna fisheries on the high seas and conserve biodiversity of related marine ecosystems and species.

It will reduce illegal catches of the far-ranging, highly-prized and globally consumed fish.

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Africa: Start-Up Promises to Revolutionise Shrimp Farming

A UK start-up says it has developed a low-cost, ecological alternative to traditional shrimp farming by using bacteria as both a water filter and food for its shrimp.

IKEA-like portable units using microbes and solar power to cheaply grow shrimp indoors could transform the booming aquaculture sector and prevent further environmental degradation, according to its inventors.

If made available to farmers in developing countries, the technology could help tackle malnourishment while reducing environmental degradation, and all at a lower cost than current shrimp production, they say.

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Mozambique: Small-Scale Fisheries in a Modernising Economy – Opportunities and Challenges in Mozambique

Mozambique is in a period of rapid transition. Since the end of civil war in 1992 sound governance, infrastructure investments and support from the donor community have helped to boost commerce and tourism.

However, it is the recent discovery of significant reserves of gas and coal which has contributed most to Mozambique’s position as one of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world from 2001-10.

Notwithstanding the high levels of investment and exceptional growth rates, the majority of Mozambicans remain highly dependent on natural ecosystems to support their livelihoods.

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Uganda Wants Private Sector Led Fish Industry

Uganda and ten other African countries have started drafting a comprehensive policy that seeks to promote aquaculture, with the private sector as the major player.

The fisheries officials and government representatives from the Eastern Africa region meeting in Kampala on Tuesday said their governments have realised that the private sector can play a big role in boosting the contribution of the fishing industry to national income.

The officials met at Hotel Africana in Kampala to evaluate the contribution of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) phase II fish programme in strengthening fisheries management in their countries. The programme that winds up in November is funded by the European commission (EC).

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Somalia: Puntland to Boost Fishing, Provide Alternatives to Piracy

The Somali federal state of Puntland plans to open two maritime training schools to provide youths with alternatives to piracy, Puntland Minister of Fisheries Mohamed Farah Adan announced Tuesday (September 10th).

“A plan is under way to open two maritime schools in Qaw and Eyl coastal towns,” Adan said according to Somalia’s Garowe Online. “It aims to boost Puntland’s fisheries industry and to improve the skills of ministry staffers and local fisherman.”

The ministry intends to open a fish market equipped with refrigerators in Bosaso and will soon announce the details of upcoming harbour construction projects, Adan said.

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Kenya: Kiambu Fish Processor Hunts for Export Market

FISH farmers in Kiambu county have been urged to target foreign markets through addition of value to their products.

The Kiambu Fish Processing Company chairman John Njuguna yesterday said the county can produce over 73,000 tonnes of fish annually.

“We produce alot of fish here in Kiambu and the county government should help us sell our products outside the country. There is good market for fish out there which should encourage other people to start fish farming,”said Njuguna

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