Browsing: Nile Perch

Lake Victoria Lake Tanganyika Indian Ocean Fish Market in Dar es Salaam
  • In May, Tanzania took a bold but risky step by banning fishing on Lake Tanganyika for three months.
  • In the Lake Victoria fishing zone, a new challenge, the smuggling of fish maws, is denying the government revenues.
  • Statistics show that Tanzania is also experiencing reduced volumes of Nile Perch caught in Lake Victoria.

Tanzania’s water bodies alone hold plenty of economic activity potential, including the opportunity to harness the country’s billion-dollar fishing industry.

Records from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries show that the industry employs nearly 200,000 people directly. Another 4.5 million individuals benefit from the fishing industry’s value chain in Tanzania.

Tanzania’s fishing industry share of GDP

Tanzania’s fisheries contributed 1.8 per cent to the GDP last year and expanded by at least 2.5 per cent. The sector, despite displaying plenty of potential for creating jobs and powering the economy is facing a myriad of challenges. From Tanzania’s …

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Tanzania is blessed with plenty of water bodies, from the vital Ruvu, and the Indian Ocean to the great lakes—Tanganyika and Victoria. These rich water-bodies have also served the nation of more than 55 million a rich blend of aquatic organisms for dietary and business needs. 

Aquaculture is taking new ground in Tanzania, and more young people are taking an interest in it. Aqua-Farms Organization (AFO), a local fishery NGO based in Dar es Salaam, is one of the platforms utilizing aquatic resources for possible business and professional opportunities. 

As the window of job opportunities gets slimmer, organizations such as AFO with a human capital of more than 20 youth, provide a decent and interesting line of a career that caters for multiple demands across communities, economic and health factors being the top priorities. 

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