Aquaculture encouraged in Uganda
Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) has advised government and other stakeholders to invest in aquaculture as the best solution to the depreciating fish species in Uganda’s fishing bodies.
The Programme Manager Policy Analysis and Advocacy in ASARECA, Dr. Micheal Waithaka, said the only way to meet the increasing demand for fish is through fish farming/aquaculture.
“The future of Uganda’s fishing industry lies in aquaculture since the rate of fish depletion is very high given the highly increasing population in the country,” Waithaka explained. He noted that efforts to promote fish farming should be tackled at a regional level with harmonized policies.