Namibia: Potential for aquaculture development?


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 21, 2011

The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Kilus Nguvauva, says Namibia has excellent potential for fresh water aquaculture development.

Inland semi-intensive and intensive freshwater aquaculture systems can provide high animal protein food, employment and additional income for rural communities, said Nguvauva.

“Government is convinced that through aquaculture, we can eradicate poverty and hunger among our rural communities,” said Nguvauva in an interview with this reporter on Friday.

The deputy minister and a delegation of 12 people from Namibia, attended a Malaysian International Seafood Exposition in Kuala Lumpur, last week.

Malaysia’s Minister of Agriculture, extended the invitation to the Namibian government that led to Nguvauva and his delegation attending the five-day event.

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