Fish farming system are diverse, from the water-based system, land-based system, recycling system and Integrated farming system. they are influenced the geography, rate of investment, availability of resources as well as the climate. for successful fish farming ( aquaculture) practice effective communication networks, reliable data on merits and drawbacks of the various approach, helps in the decision making on what systems to adapt for fish farming.
35 % of Tanzania land is arable for land-based fish farming, with great lakes of Lake Victoria which is now open to cage farming, Lake Nyasa and Tanganyika as well. but the utilization of the potential available for aquaculture is minimal as people have limited awareness of how their local resources can be used in fish farming. although the distribution of aquaculture in the country is determined several factors such as availability of water, suitable land for fish farming, awareness and motivation within the community on the economic potential in fish farming.
On May 5, 2019, Aqua-Farms Organization and Fisheries Development and Environmental Conservation with great support from Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (DASF)- University of Dar es Salaam, Kunduchi Campus co-organized a training on education on different aquaculture systems and structures. and showing example different fish farming pond and pond management.
During the training, the participants got a chance to know the different aquaculture structure and system such as different type of pond as well as to understand the concept of integrated aquaculture. The farmers got a chance to understand the integrated aquaculture system as a way of conserving the environment and ensure the food security as well as increase productivity of water, land and associated resources while contributing to increased food fish production. Moreover, the training also covered on mobile and urban-based fish farming where farmers had a chance to Visit the Mbezi African fish farm.
The training covered how one can choose the best aquaculture structure that can be easily operated and provide high production with an economic outcome.
The next training will be after two weeks, which will be announced soon in our web site and the next session will be on FEED FORMULATION. Farmers will get knowledge on how to formulate a feed that contains the best ratio of nutrient. The training will be more in practice so the farmers as we believe learning doing is believing.
Written By Prisca Issangya and Jerry Mang’ena