Small-scale fish farmers hit 6,000

THE Aquaculture Development Association of Zambia (ADAZ) says Government’s promotion of the sector has resulted in the number of small-scale fish farmers increasing to over 6,000 from 4,000 in 2011.
Recently, 736 aquaculture projects got a US$6.4 million boost from Government through the Aquaculture Seed Fund.
ADAZ national secretary Baldwin Chibuta said the 6,000 small-scale farmers are operating 13,000 fish ponds across the country.
Mr Chibuta, who is also a fish farming consultant, said in an interview recently that increased participation of farmers has resulted in the rise in the annual aquaculture fish production to 38,480 metric tonnes from CLICK TO READ MORE

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