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AQUACULTURE SECTOR WANTS TILAPIA HYBRID BREAM REINTRODUCED.

By Flavior Kanungo

AQUACULTURE Development Association of Zambia (ADAZ) chairperson Fisho Mwale has asked the Government to reverse the policy introduced in 2010 of banning the production of Tilapia hybrid bream in Western, North- Western, Luapula, Muchinga, and Eastern Provinces.

Mr. Mwale says the local species of breaks being allowed there are not commercially viable as they take too long to reach table size resulting in failure by farmers to repay aquaculture loans which may lead to the collapse of the industry.

He says there is need for the Government to innovate and facilitate private sector participation in effective research and extension in the aquaculture sector to increase knowledge and improve technology.

“We are calling on the Government to support self-regulation by the aquaculture industry to allow the private sector to play a leading role in regulating the subsector in order to enhance the regulatory capacity to increase the adoption of voluntary standards,” Mr Mwale said.

He added that this will help avoid the challenges that have crippled the fisheries subsector. See less

2 thoughts on “AQUACULTURE SECTOR WANTS TILAPIA HYBRID BREAM REINTRODUCED.

  1. Mailesi Banda

    Great move but there is need to build capacity

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