Enos Were, the managing director of Jewlet Fish Farms, is a pioneer who has transformed East Africa’s aquaculture industry by training countless fish farmers, researchers and government officials, as well as developing his own successful independent farm.
The production of insects for aquafeeds is only going to gain momentum in the coming years, although there are still a number of challenges – in particular relating to regulations regarding the feedstocks for fly larvae – to overcome.
Recent trials from the F3 Innovation Network found that it is feasible and economically viable for aquaculture nutritionists to significantly reduce – or even eliminate – fish meal and fish oil from the diets of carnivorous fish species like largemouth bass, a…
Reaching 10,000 tonnes of tilapia production within eight years of being founded is no mean feat – especially in a poverty-stricken country with an extremely limited aquaculture ecosystem – but it’s only the tip of the iceberg, according to Joseph Rehmann, CEO…
Over the last 11 years Mpanju Elpidius has grown his tilapia farm from scratch, to become one of Tanzania’s largest farmers – producing over a million fingerlings as well as 20 tonnes of market-sized fish every month.
Following a challenging seven years, Nigeria’s first commercial-scale black tiger prawn producer is now up, running and ready to supply high end markets with ASC certified shrimp – from Lagos, to Rotterdam and beyond.
Flexible ingredient formulations, enzymes, optimised microbiomes and genetics are playing their part in bringing multiple farmed fish species closer to precision nutrition, according to Alltech’s global manager of aquaculture research.
A range of initiatives from US soy producers have been integral to the transformation of China’s aquaculture sector from traditional rural polyculture to modern methods, thereby inspiring the industry’s phenomenal growth.
Although the main market for catfish in Indonesia is currently lower-middle income consumers, farmers can increase the appeal – and price – of the species by ramping up the production of high quality frozen fillets, according to a pioneer in this field.