Fish industry players call for import ban of Asian tilapia

Some players in the Zambian fish industry want government to ban the import of tilapia fish from Asia, after an outbreak of the highly contagious Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) there. Local media report that Aquaculture Development of Zambia (ADAZ), the umbrella body for Zambia’s fishing industry, raised the alarm following…

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Tackle animal disease on national level – SA vets

South Africa will have to change its approach to animal health to control animal disease more effectively. In order to improve the control of animal diseases, the country will have to abandon its provincial approach, said Dr. John Adam from the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). The council recently announced…

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Farmers must register to sell live chickens

Buyers and sellers of live chickens reacted positively to governments set of requirements on how poultry may be sold. The conditions must prevent the highly contagious H5N8 virus, also known as bird flu, from spreading. The measurements were put in place after an outbreak on two commercial farms. Government first…

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