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.
With the successful expansion of tilapia aquaculture in Egypt, improved farming and fish handling practices, and the high price of alternative protein sources, chefs in Cairo are starting to take more notice of locally-farmed tilapia.
Overfishing has been rife for decades and our seas and oceans have become vastly depleted in fish reserves. Despite this, over 70% of the world’s population lives on the coast, relying on fish as a major protein source. It is time to look inland, towards freshwater aquaculture.