Promoting aquaculture in Namibia – Video

Video credit: Kaulo Salushando (Namibia) Description: Kaulo Salushando and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

This video was filmed during an official harvesting that took place in Fonteintjie fish farm which is a governmental farm. The harvest was covered by media and attended by the minister and top officials as well as invitees from the community including a number of school children who witnessed the harvest. The event targeted to promote aquaculture especially in the southern part of Namibia.

We can see that tilapia is the main species cultured in the farm along with some common carp.

The national strategy strongly advocates for aquaculture in that it empowers people, provides employment opportunities and provides food security for communities. It may worth noting that aquaculture in Namibia still in its infancy stage as according to FAO statistics, aquaculture in Namibia amounted 647, 626, 605, 587 and 472 tons during the years from 2014 to 2018 respectively.

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