Despite major challenges—including a lack of adequately trained staff, low-quality fish seed and expensive feed—aquaculture in Africa has enormous potential. Here’s how it is benefiting from new technologies and best management practices.
The first 50 Egyptian fish farmers have been certified as ‘quality producers’, after meeting a national set of best practice methods for farmed tilapia developed by WorldFish.
By 2025, African governments hope that 40 percent of the total fish consumed in Africa will be met by aquaculture. Ongoing research and training provided by the WorldFish-run Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center in Egypt will be critical to achieving this goal.