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Farmers Trained on Fingerling Production

Lucy Towers
26 August 2013, at 1:00am

CAMEROON - A five-day EU-funded workshop is currently training aquaculture technicians in Cameroon on boosting production of fingerlings, helping to meet demand and improve quality.

The workshop is part of a project which seeks to improve fishery management for the sustainable management of resources, reports CameroonTribune.

Presiding at the opening ceremony, the Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Dr Belal Emma said insufficient quality and quantity of fingerlings, inadequate quality and quantity of feed, inadequate financing and weak technical capacities  are all challenges to those producing fish in the country.

The setbacks mean the government must annually import about 200,000 metric tons of fish to meet domestic demand.

The workshop will therefore hopefully save the state over 100 billion CFA.