Government partners with local varsity to open fish hatchery

KENYA – The Uasin Gishu County Governmet in Western Kenya has opened a Sh10m (US$99, 100) fish hatchery in partnership with University of Eldoret. The Chief Officer for Fisheries, Victoria Tarus revealed that hatching had […]

Seychelles and the European Union to sign new fisheries agreement

SEYCHELLES – A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and protocol between Seychelles and the European Union (EU) is expected to be signed during the second half of February. The sustainable fisheries partnership agreement is a […]

Norwegian seafood exports top US$12.2bn as aquaculture dominates sector by value

NORWAY – Norway increased its seafood exports by 8% to a total value of NOK 107.3 billion (US$12.19bn) in 2019 compared to NOK 98.71 billion (US$11.21bn) exported in 2018, which was a record year for […]

Somalia’s aquaculture sector receives major boost from the FAO

SOMALIA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has handed over 12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines to Puntland State authorities in Somalia. “The vessels are another contribution from the Coastal Communities […]

Liberia, Ghana sign Technical Corporation Pack for certification and testing of fish for EU export market

LIBERIA – The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) and the Ministry of Commerce have signed a Technical Cooperation pack with the Ghana Standard Authority as a temporary arrangement for […]

Finnfund boosts Zambia’s Yalelo Aquaculture with the first direct investment

ZAMBIA – Finnfund, Finnish development financier will support the expansion of Yalelo Limited, an integrated tilapia aquaculture company in Zambia with a US$6 million equity investment. Yalelo produces 12,000 tons of tilapia annually. With the […]

AfDB approves US$13.2m funding for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development in Malawi

MALAWI – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and […]