Private sector collaboration boosts aquaculture development in Africa

Idriss Ali Nassah -

Working with Great Lakes Products in northern Zambia. Photo by Chosa Mweemba.

After a month of intensive, hands-on practical learning, 16 students from
across southern Africa completed the first Aquaculture Vocational
Mentorship Course, held at the Lake Harvest company in Zimbabwe.

Women in aquaculture: Dr. Mary Lundeba

Bonnie Waycott -

Sorting fish as part of aquaculture in Zambia efforts.
Dr. Mary Lundeba (left) and research assistant Esther Lee sorting fish in northern Zambia. Photo by Chosa Mweemba.

Aquaculture in Zambia is a significant industry, contributing around 30,000 metric tonnes, or 27 percent, of the country’s total fisheries production. Despite this, more efforts to farm fish are needed, as the lack of production is a major cause of Zambia’s low fish consumption, says Dr. Mary Lundeba, a WorldFish scientist and field researcher.