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Title: African aquaculture  [01/06/2006]
Source: INFOSA
By Erik Hempel, INFOSA

Small, but growing rapidly
Over the past few years, interest in aquaculture in Africa has increased. While there has been local interest in aquaculture for a long time, foreign investors are now showing their interest in several countries. The potential for developing aquaculture is there, but the continent still faces a number of challenges.


The total aquaculture production of Africa only amounts to 570,000 tonnes annually (2004), or a little less than 1.0 per cent of the global production. Until the mid-1990s production was relatively stable at around 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes, but developments since then have shown that there is both room and possibilities for growth. Growth in particularly Egypt’s production has contributed to a five-fold increase in less than 10 years.


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