FAO’s improved fish processing method boosts Ghanaian fish industry

GHANA – The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsn(PAH) in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg which is less compared to the European […]

IFAD pumps US$150m into Kenya’s aquaculture sector to boost production

KENYA – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is implementing a US$150 million (Shs15 billion) aquaculture project in Kenya that seeks to boost fish production in the country. Funded by the IFAD, the eight-year […]

Namibia’s Tunacor Group invests in new solar powered fish processing facility

NAMIBIA – The Tunacor Group, Nambia’s largest fishing company is investing in a new solar powered horse mackerel processing facility in Walvis Bay. The 4 000 square metre facility will be fitted with solar panels […]

Uganda’s fish processing factories reopen as stocks improve

UGANDA – At least four fish processing factories in Uganda have resumed operations on the back of improved fish stocks across the country. According to the Uganda Fish Producers and Exporters Association (UFPEA), the factories, […]

French biotech firm Cycle Farms inaugurates first insect-based fish feed factory in Ghana

GHANA – Cycle Farms, a France based biotechnology firm, has inaugurated its first fish feed factory in Tema, Ghana, that will process insect meal protein-rich fish feed in a bid to boost aquaculture production in […]

Nigeria’s Grand Cereals inaugurates US$3.3m fish feed processing plant

NIGERIA – Grand Cereals Limited, subsidiary of United Africa Company (UAC) of Nigeria Plc, has commissioned a US$3.3 million (N1.2bn) fish feed processing plant as it seeks to boost the aquaculture sector in the country. […]

Norwegian seafood exports reach US$2.98b with strong growth for salmon

NORWAY – Norway exported 640,000 tonnes of seafood valued at US$2.98 billion (NOK 25.6 million) in the first quarter of 2019, representing a 7% increase in export value from the same comparable period of the […]

South Africa’s Sea Harvest on a positive 2019 outlook amid aggressive acquisitions

SOUTH AFRICA – Sea Harvest, a South African fishing and food company, said that the group was well positioned for further growth after its 2018 acquisition spree saw its asset surge from US$179.6 million to […]