African catfish farming in Tanzania (Video)

This video was filmed during my visit along with Tanzanian colleagues to a fish farm located in Kibisho. The visit took place during September 2018.

The present video shows a farm component related to the culture of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) whereas catfish broodstock are maintained in outdoor concrete tanks. There are hatcheries for tilapia and catfish which provide the grow-out ponds with required fingerlings. As shown in the video especially during feeding, most of the catfish broodstock are of large size.

According to FAO statistics, the production of catfish in Tanzania amounted 2000 tons in 2017 out of 19,602 tons of total aquaculture in the same year.


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