ESRF organizes a Training Workshop on Re circulating Aquaculture System -.

    Participants jubilating after fixing the system

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a three day workshop on Re circulating Aquaculture System – “RAS” which was held at the ESRF Conference Hall from 15th to 17th, December 2016.

    The RAS training workshop was officiated by Dr. Charles Mahika, the Director for Aquaculture Division under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. In his speech, Dr. Mahika gave some statistics on fish production in Tanzania which is relatively low compared to the amount of water bodies which are available in the country. He called upon the participants to learn from an expert in order to gain knowledge which will assist to raise the production of fish in the country.

    The Re circulating Aquaculture System Training Workshop was conducted by Mr. David Fincham from the David Fincham Aquaculture PVTL Company based in South Africa. Apart from teaching successful engagement into commercial aquaculture, he also shared his experience and other experiences from various nations which are practicing RAS. One of the participants from Sokoine University of Agriculture Dr. Nathanael Madalla said, the training workshop has come at the right time, it has collected all aquaculture people and now our task is to strategize the way forward of aquaculture industry in Tanzania.

    The Training workshop attracted 86 selected participants from Tanzanian Fish Companies, local investors, businessmen/women who are doing fish farming, lectures “academia” from Universities which are teaching Aquaculture programmes, Aquaculture Associations and interested individuals.

    The participants came from Zanzibar and some regions in Tanzania mainland, namely; Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro, Kigoma, Dodoma, Manyara, Simiyu, Mwanza, Mara, Coast and Kagera.

    Last updated on 2017-01-10

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)