Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


ZASA Business Forum chairperson George Zozi (left) and Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti (Photo: courtesy ZASA)

Zambia’s Fish Deficit Provides Room For Growth Of Aquaculture Sector – Maj Gen Miti

Click on the flag for more information about South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 06:40 (GMT + 9)

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says Zambia’s annual fish demand of 140,000 metric tonnes provides room for a flourishing fish farming industry as the country’s production per annum is around 95,000 metric tonnes.

Speaking at the official launch of the Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) Fish Farm Project under the auspices of David Ficham AquaCulture in Muldersdrift Gauteng Province Maj Gen Miti said there is a guaranteed market in Zambia for fish and fish products.

He said fish farming has the potential to create employment and incomes for households as well as contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Maj Gen Miti said the government is committed to the promotion of aquaculture, which it sees as an important means to improve the country’s economic status.

Additionally, the High Commissioner noted that fish provides safe and nutritious dietary needs for the people.

Meanwhile, ZASA Business Forum chairperson George Zozi said the Tilapia Fish Project is an initiative of a group of Zambians living in South Africa.

Mr Zozi said the group’s vision is to commercialise the Tilapia business to eradicate poverty within and outside South Africa.

He said Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, contributing one-third of global fish production.

Mr Zozi added that the benefits of Aquaculture will increase production of food for human consumption and open commercially viable business opportunities, and ultimately raise exports of locally produced foods.

He has since called on government to Collaborate with the Association in skills development.

Mr Zozi further said the group is targeting to develop Zambian owned Aquaculture Production Units in the next five years, and turn the Units into the best fingerling production centres in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Source: Zambia Reporter (According to a statement issued by first secretary press and public relations at the mission in Pretoria)

editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Ongoing with the renewal of the green fleet
Norway Norway is one of the European countries that has been electrified the most so far. Not only is its car fleet dominated by electric vehicles, which account for 60% of the market share. Also its waters....
Plaintiff fisherman loses in demand bluefin tuna catch quota
Japan Three years ago, the Sapporo District Court appealed to the plaintiff in a trial in which a fisherman in the Rumoi region sought compensation from the national government for the fact that the catch o...
Logistical problems in Chinese ports increase fish costs
Russia Fed. The deadlines for the unloading operation of refrigerated transports with fish in the ports of the People's Republic of China increased in the context of the strengthening of quarantine measures in th...
National fisheries to compete with Chinese jiggers for squid in the eastern Pacific
Ecuador Ecuador's government plans to allow the country's artisanal and industrial fleet to fish for giant squid in international waters of the Eastern Pacific, where it will have to compete with the Chinese ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER