NIGERIA - The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has established a scheme on aquaculture aimed at massive production of fingerlings and brood stocks of various species of fish for onward distribution to farmers.
NAMIBIA - Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau says the allocation of a horse mackerel quota to Fishcor, a hake fishing right holder, saved over 520 jobs.
KENYA - The Trans Nzoia government has set aside Sh32 million for fish farming.
NIGERIA - Some smallholder commercial fish farmers in the South-South region of Nigeria are reducing feeding costs by about 15 percent through provision of free insects for fish to consume all night long.
GHANA - The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is embarking on a project that will cut Ghana’s meat imports to 40 per cent by 2016.
NIGERIA - The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said Nigeria’s fish production, which is estimated at over 3.0 million metric tonnes per annum, is capable of meeting the local fish demand and generate surplus for export, if properly harnessed.
TANZANIA - Wading into the deep sea will no longer be a hit and miss, nor a dangerous undertaking for fishermen operating in the Indian Ocean as well as around Lake Victoria as the state has installed localised weather stations along shores to foresee advancing storms and other marine predicaments.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Coega Development Corporation envisages creating thousands of jobs as it develops a R2bn aqua-farming facility on 300ha of land in its Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth.
KENYA - Fanisi Capital Ltd has announced a Sh220 million ($2.5m) investment in Ngare Narok Meat Industries Ltd.
NIGERIA - In a bid to reduce the N125.38 billion annual fish import bill, the Federal Government, through the ministry of agriculture, has mapped out strategies that will guarantee the growth of local fish varieties, boost employment, income, and foreign exchange earnings to encourage value-adding industries.
UGANDA - Two East African countries have entered the ranks of the world’s top fishing nations and concerns that the region faces a major decline in fish production due to indiscriminate fishing practices.