Village Level Aquaculture Development in Africa

Proceedings of the Commonwealth Consultative Workshop on Village Level Aquaculture Development in Africa, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 14–20 February 1985

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Technical and Socioeconomic Factors Inhibiting Development

Aquaculture development in Africa is believed to have started in Egypt 2500 years BC as depicted by bas reliefs of tilapia reared in ponds. This is even before carp culture was initiated in China, but despite this early start, fish farm production in Africa currently yields less than 0.1% of the world total of farmed fish. The reintroduction of aquaculture in Africa essentially took place after World War II.


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