Potential for the development of aquaculture in Africa

Jamu, D.M. and Ayinla, O.A. (2003) Potential for the development of aquaculture in Africa. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 26(3), pp. 9-13.

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Aquaculture production in Africa has remained low despite the huge potential that exists on the continent. In order for this potential to be realized, it is necessary to refocus the direction of aquaculture development. This paper concludes that for further growth to occur it is necessary to: (i) widen the range of production systems; (ii) increase production intensities and efficiencies; (iii) develop management technologies for indigenous species that target local niche markets; (iv) put more emphasis on marketing and processing of high value products; (v) promote policy research on how aquaculture production can respond to changing macroeconomic policies; and (vi) accelerate the disengagement of government from activities that can best be done by the private sector.

Item Type: Article
Title: Potential for the development of aquaculture in Africa
Personal Creator/Author:
Jamu, D.M.
Ayinla, O.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 26
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 9-13
Date: 2003
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: WorldFish Center; Aquaculture development; Research programmes; Fishery policies; Africa
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9248
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 08:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9248

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