Commercial aquaculture (cages and ponds) in Malawi

Credit: Gaves Mulaleya (Malawi)

In addition to the small-scale aquaculture which is the common type of aquaculture in Malawi, there are two middle/large-scale fish farms that have started in 2004 as shown in the two photos. The first is a cage farm in Lake Malawi while the second is a land-based semi-intensive pond culture in the Lower Shire valley. Oreochromis karongae is farmed in the cage farm while common carp and Oreochromis mossambicus are farmed in the land-based farm. The commercial aquaculture is estimated to produce by more than 3000 tons of fish per year.

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