Aquaculture: Good planning essential for fish farming success

People are often reluctant to get into aquaculture because projects in this sector have a reputation for failing. But, according to Etienne Hinrichsen, aquaculture expert, this is usually the result of poor planning. Like any other farming business, aquaculture requires a detailed feasibility assessment. In the feasibility analysis, ask yourself…

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Creativity helps Ugandan farmer bloom on 1 acre

It is believed that successful farming requires a lot of land, but Ugandan veterinarian and farmer Dr. Emma Naluyima believes that with creativity you can build a productive farm on a small piece of land. Emma divided her 1 acre (0.4 hectare) piece of land into 4 quarters. On the…

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Chinese fish imports choke Kenyan market

Rising imports of fish from China, coupled by uncontrolled fishing, is negatively affecting local producers, say Kenyan fish farmers. Kenya’s Daily Nation reports that imported Chinese fish are being sold at below the cost of production, stifling local fish farmers and traders. “These imports are being sold directly at retailers…

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Sulphide contamination kills scores of fish in Zimbabwean river

Scores of fish have died in a case of suspected natural sulphide poisoning along the course of the Deka River, a major tributary of the Zambezi that runs through the Hwange District in north-western Zimbabwe. According to local media reports, mass fish deaths have been confirmed in 3 locations along…

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