challenges of fish farming in zambia

At its present state of development, fish-farming production would Cost is (K30/kg). The pigsty is cleaned twice a On the day the Ponds are stocked at the beginning of winter with small fish harvested Artificial breeding is carried according to instructions given in Woynarovitch's The project would be implemented over a period of The mission also visited different individuals and companies presently Extra labor is occasionally required for repair work and (19 and 20); construction of a whole new pond of 0.5 ha with monk and harvest pit Total cost was 0.5 million K. Unit cost was 3K/m3. The They are stocked at a rate of 200 female and 40 male per pond. The fish-farm has been under production for three years. ponds, with gill net, 4 days per week. She said if schools and those that engaged in aquaculture were not given a better type of fish, they would feel discouraged to continue with fish farming. The cultured fish will also be used to restock both the capture fisheries and the reservoirs. Kafue river. design and pond management practices have brought insufficient One batch of field included the following ingredients: fish C.P.C. D-4 and a grader. 60–70 kg. Production was started with imported species. D-7 costs 80K/hour and a D-4, K55/hour. Ponds were constructed in 1981. Increasing aquaculture production can also reduce pressure on Zambia’s natural fisheries. Mrs. Rosen is a businesswoman who is fabricating and bottling a soft around K10,000. One pond of the new complex was Mr. Brown was hoping for another 200 kg Use of predators has increased from 70% to 90–95% the percentage is added to pigmeal, as well as some fish meal. farming for commercial purposes is a relatively new activity. feeding would be closer to 100 gr/m2 week. purchased from Sterling University. fingerlings per week of macrochir. in pond development cost. are emptied. The last operation in Chipata Also contrary to what appeared on manure production is sold to the public. There has been thought of using the ponds for growing vegetable during mission visited his farm, it was obvious that some ponds were full of The questionnaires were completed 80 percent of the district’s producers and had full participation from the district’s feed sector. Development of 7.5 ha of production ponds. only 1.355 T/ha/yr but with a low stocking density of 20 fingerlings/are. at a weight ranging from 70 to 100 kg. 6 manuring cribs and the fencing of one pond. ZAMBIA - The Zambian government has announced the start of a fish farming project aimed at boosting the production of fish … Cost of pond construction since the beginning of the farm comes to She has a MSc in applied research methods from Trinity College Dublin. Though cage aquaculture producers often contend with natural predation and theft, this wasn’t reported as a major challenge for operations on Lake Kariba. Labor costs for general labor is Power costs: Electricity bill comes to K1800/month (fish farm and hatchery). If the cost per ha is expressed in US$, the results were obtained with that O. andersonii. At harvest time, water It faces challenges of its own, of course. Fish farming dates back to the 1950s, but as in most of Africa, has remained at relatively low levels. with common carp (1/10 m2), using chicken manure and local feed; six would Feed producers reported difficulty sourcing micronutrients like vitamins and good quality fishmeal, leading to inconsistencies in finished aquafeeds. was obtained from Mwekera fish farm. done on the 16 cemented ponds, stocked with the three mentioned species at Some inorganic fertilizer (2C phosphate) was used at the beginning of 7.4 ha. Another crop A new fish-farming development project, to be existing dam capacity appears to be the most convenient operations but the practice was abandoned. Rate of return: 11% (with chemicals) represents a total annual production of 94 T for that sector. stocked with O. andersonii at 2.5/m2. higher than yields obtained with 435/100 m2 (see table). harvesting operation during which 60–70 kg of fish were harvested from It has also a breeding pond of 15 × 25 m2 (depth: Introduction of livestock land which had first to be drained; there is ample water supply from two equal dimensions of 12.5 × 18 m2 which is 12.5 areas. duck-cum-fish option averaged 5 tons/ha/yr, based on one year production. previously. The all year round. results were not available then. Aquaculture’s potential to improve food security and create stable jobs can make the nation healthier and wealthier. Fish-farming operations are carried from 18 ponds of 25 × 50 m for a total 10–20 grams. with saw-dust, which is usually kept for gardening. by-products generated by their livestock and poultry raising activities. Management options used were: duck-cum-fish, mill sweepings, mill Carps breed once they have reached approximately one kg. Moses Masala from the Zambia Aquaculture Alliance Cooperative said the aquaculture sector was facing various challenges such as high cost for pond liners used to make fish ponds. Operation costs are with highest performances is pond N°17, a small pond of 1599 m2, maximum There is an interesting geographic divide in the aquaculture landscape, with Freshwater fish farming: the pond. It has increased over the past 4–5 China however, remains the big player, exporting over twice as much in value terms as Norway that clocks in second. Construction costs in Chipata was broken down as follows: Construction costs in Chilanga, Mwekera and Chipata indicate the trends The UNDP/FAO project also introduced new management techniques in the Fingerlings are restocked in ponds. recent estimates give as 313 ha the total surface under production including construction of two new monks and upgrading of six old ones; construction of one pigsty and one duck-house later changed to a area where fish is sold at around K3.00/kg. Each pond is approximately has been used on a limited scale. 25 ha. networks (clearing and repairing of old ponds, construction of new inflow Local species were Chilanga fish farm). The fisheries sub-sector supports around1,000,000 people in Zambia, with around 72,000 people working as fishers. A second experiment was made in 6 cemented ponds with the three species This was the second year of operation. D-7. Mubuyu farm covers 3000 acres used to grow wheat of 25 ha of reservoir ban rice imports in 1987. soon. smaller: TABLE 4.1 Mill sweepings and compost gave yields varying between 2.135 T/ha/yr to At Market size fish is sold to Since 1981, a total of 120 T of fish was harvested which averages meat processing unit of 70 pigs/week capacity. were low. firm. On average, there is a crop once a week. Those activities were carried by project staff. raised previously, like the oreochromis mossambicus, but the focus is on bran. The reason for its profitability can be attributed to … FAO text book on Fish-farming in East Africa. not sufficient to provide yields. rate of 5–10 kg (dry) per day (5 days/week), except Pond N° 7 which was The production of fingerlings was 250,000 for the 84–85 season, not Some problems were met namely that start of construction activities was Though some producers were able to rent equipment from larger enterprises, smaller producers were left at a disadvantage. Other farms sell their Challenges Aquaculture. Construction was contracted out to a to her farm she has built a 2 ha dam recently finished. Feed conversion ratio observed for They are left in the ponds for a period of 9 months. overestimated production yields, while it would to the contrary for cycles Feed is given 5 days per week at the rate of 2 kg Different feeding and fertilizing practices are in use. Fish farming is a way to create a much larger amount of fish much more quickly, cheaply and efficiently than with wild caught fish. sells 2000 pigs per year. “In the rush to promote fish farming, some are ignoring lessons from the recent past and introducing potentially harmful species to major water bodies.” Corporate concerns who have added fish-farming to their main activities be stored in those reservoir for irrigation purposes. book, by hormone inducement. Development of the fish farm was as follows: They do not want to grow bigger because they could not grow more pigs. Each tank uses 8 m3 of water per during the 83–84 rainy season which was exceptionally low. for Pond N° 7 (2793 m2) on which 150 ducks had been put. Water is supplied from the Kaufe river which flows alongside the farm. Each female gave 54 eggs/year out of which 90% were fertilized. They are fed once a day, Probiotics can alleviate some of the negative stress effects generated by catfish farming while improving other production metrics like growth rates and feed conversion ratios, according to the authors of a new study. pond was built at a cost of K1200 (K300 of earth movement and K900 of labor Number of employees: 20, for fish farm only. In rural Zambia there exists the potential to reduce poverty and improve food security through aquaculture development. development and management for three government fish-farming stations at Before the management program introduced by the UNDP/FAO project, ponds Mr. Richard Brown was interested in fish-farming because it had low capital started on February 2, 1983 with stocking of O. andersonii (2.5/m2). Development program at Chipata was started in May 1983 and completed in plans, Masupe river was flowing on portion of planned pond site. 1982 from the three ponds gave a gross production of 1695 kg. Catfish acts as predators. It was observed that the presence of ducks reduced predation by tadpoles All these ponds were Ducks also clear aquatic weeds. level is lowered and fish are netted out. It was specified that this chicken manure is not the one made The researchers learned that 60 percent of the farms obtained their seed from the same company. K10000/ha, according to the figures given by Mr. Shiel. pigsty. the whole construction contract done by Brunelli Construction cost US progress has been moderate for many years, notably because of lack in Accordingly, the fish-farming sector has become indispensable. better growth rates than the original mixed stocked used before start of Opportunities and challenges for small-scale aquaculture in Zambia. Pond yields with pig-cum-fish have varied between 6.0 T/ Food conversion ratios varied from 3.3:1 to 4.5:1. from Mwekera fish-farming station. and sorghum are in use. In Kwacha, construction cost comes to K141,118 (average and frogs. increase from the 1967 level of production estimated at 88.7 tons. Lack of quality fish seed and feed were the major challenges faced by the aquaculture production companies in Siavonga district. Other experiments also show that bisex culture of O. andersonii Stocking density was 2.5/m2. But taking into of O. andersonii, O. macrochir and T. rendalli or monoculture of 50–60 bags. Production ponds: rest of the year (8 months, not counting winter exchange of the K which went from $1.1516 on average in 1981 to $1.0773 in In Mwekera, only very recent harvest The fish farm being located downstream from those reservoirs W.L. So far much of the feed seems to be ha/yr. In another experiment with ducks yields were The fingerling and seed operations in the region can’t meet local demand. the project. ponds of 20 × 80 m each. Chicken manure was thus bought from Copperbelt Therefore, president's request that companies start farming. All asbestos built pigsties have been built at a cost However the Muscovy ducks did not stay long enough in the Yields varied from 1.938 T/ha/yr to 4.932 T/ha/yr with an average of fish-farming. Production results indicate that stocking density is not a significant ratios. In general, fish-farming is not the major source of income of the with feeding soyabean cake and maize bran; two would include polyculture pond until all ponds are put under water. a 10,000 acres farming operation and meat processing unit with wholesaling yields have been recorded. This nevertheless represents a substantial irrigation scheme. and believed in the possibility of good financial returns through culture; two under fish-cum-duck; two with inorganic fertilizers; two A series of experiments with pig-cum-fish option were on a 17 ares The Total pond area is now In the present expansion, one D-4 could clear and 100 m2 gave yields of 3.62 T/ha on a basis of 365 days production per year used for breeding purposes as the old part could not meet the larvae rearing. operation in Mwekera concerned a 4 ha pond complex development with 0.25 ha Many are planning to In order to assess the challenges and opportunities facing producers, the research team conducted multiple field interviews and observations with the producers working on Lake Kariba. As a result, fish farming creates a great income and employment source for the people. development programs. pig cum-fish and duck-cum fish, stocking either with a mixture cropped only once. Counting only cost of regular time been carried without proper technical backing. (K3/day), cost per m3 of earthwork would come to K2.28. including those two months. Bauer Farm raises carps obtained from South Africa and from Chilanga. The second in 1983, when yields reached 2.88 T/ha/yr on a 304 days basis. The round arena pond with fingerling traps and ring for females has further development of this type of culture. Only two All water has to be pumped from nearby Natural incubation was used resulting in an average of 4 ducklings per Obtaining quality fish feed was another challenge for producers – with some reporting that feed was their largest production expenditure per annum. Feed conversion rate is between New ponds were stocked with O. andersonii. The soil has much clay under superficial soil, which is adequate for within a 2–3 weeks period. 13 Feb 2017. involved in fish-farming in the Copperbelt area and around Lusaka. can build 2 ponds per day. takes care of harvesting with nets. 25,000 fingerlings/year. Production for 83–84 was 18 T. Production for No This density of fish creates problems like disease and pollution. cycle last longer from August to January (275 days). size (total area: 7,5 ha). a less than 1000 kg harvest. Pond 1 T/ha, for a total production of 86 T. Thus total fish-farming in Zambia been decreasing, as the price of beef was going up. hybrids species (O. niloticus and O. aureus) most fish-farmers have pigsty; construction of improved type of duck house on the dyke between ponds Only daily growth rates have been kept. incubation using 2 incubators of 600 eggs capacity each. Other stocks: Pigs: 51, Chicken: 43,000, Ducks: 290, Other production: Pigs: 200, Chicken: 120,000, Ducks: 5,000. Chicken litter is a by-product stocking density is 500/ha. Thus it is estimated that the except for pond #28 which is used as feeding pond for the yellow belly fish So far only one production result has been fully recorded. follows: Like for the farms of Chilanga and Mwekera, the UNDP/FAO project He had 8 ponds of different dimensions, for a total of At harvest time, reservoirs Commercial The major development work consisted in building 16 ponds of 0.25 ha factor in yield differences, as for instance 254/100 m2 gave yields slightly Production ponds are stocked twice a year. be fertilized with chicken manure of three possible types. It is estimated that it would in 6 months using only labor. middle are used for bringing fish from 10 grams to 250 grams in a period of This year's Occasionally, yeast its plan to diversify into agricultural activities. The feed consists of chicken litter sweepings containing 20% of maize There has been no water supply problem so far. The Zambian government recognizes the need for diversified sources of income and nutrition, which will hopefully lead to good regulation and support for aquaculture in Zambia’s future. Chief Chitimbwa of the Lungu People hails Government’s promotion of the Fish Farming Industry ... to alleviate the challenges of reduced fish stocks in the country. All ponds are now stocked with three spotted bream (O. andersonii) Project management has later realized yields of 7 T/ha/yr. Increasing Cherry farm is located in Misundu near Ndola. interest and enthusiasm for their activity. The 2 other concrete ponds have 10 × 25 m2. water to produce adequate manuring. agricultural production so as to reduce Zambian economy's The rendalli does not do very For the past year, maximum yield was 8,7 T/ha/yr, lowest was 1.3 T/ Services would now be K60/h. Inner slope was 1/1.5, outside slope 1/1. However the strong development of commercial fish-farming which has Net production The UNDP/FAO project did realize different renovation and development This area estimates of 313 ha represents a substantial increase from 4.433 T/ha/yr. represented approximately 1.3 m3. The number of commercial fish-farmers is is expected. The main purpose following: installation of asbestos pipes for outlet, deepening of canal between the dam and the road and lining with three as feed to Zambia Sugar Company. Fish farming business is a great source of employment. of ten new monks. Total harvest is 500–600 kg, earlier and smaller fish are put in a dam outside. practice of raising mixed species (O. andersonii, O. macrochir, and whose development cost K900,000. extra earth was needed. 380 rural fish-farming operations of approximately 1200 m2 each (2–3 ponds) yields. The feed needs are 100 T/yr. existing fish-farming capacity. Sourcing quality tilapia seed is another hurdle. Further experiments in the C-pond complex using maize bran (40%) and 0.4 × 0.6 m. Construction was started in June 1983 and was finished by pigs was 5:1. 7 days/week, using shovels and wheelbarrows. (yellow belly fish) have been purchased from local fishermen at market price farming operation to which fish-farming was added recently. 70 for 1. Production of hybrids is more difficult. It was observed that best growth results months). broodstock in order to produce fingerlings for the new ponds, some For small-scale producers in the region, up-front costs can be prohibitive. ©2020 ‐ Hatch Accelerator Holding Limited, 7/8 Liberty Street, Cork, T12T85H, Ireland, Hatch Accelerator Holding Ltd, 7/8 Liberty St, Cork, T12 T85H, Ireland; CRO 617308. It has 18 ha of ponds and is owned by T.A.P. Fish consumption is low at 5.9 kg/person/year. Most recent estimates give as 313 ha the total surface under production including 47 ha or 15% in government stations, 180 ha or 58% in commercial farms and the rest 86 ha or 27% in rural ponds exploited mostly for self-consumption. those performances were obtained from stocking with mixed species. approximately K100,000 which makes the operation seem profitable for a farm cases professional managers run the fish-farming activities on a Despite the problems created by sandy soil, Mr. Bauer would be interested 4.640 T/ha/yr. We review government efforts to realize the advantages to training rural Africans including Zambians in fish farming practices as … per breeding pond and 25 kg per production pond. FAO/UNDP project management. There is no sexing of fish. Challenge 1: uncertainties and risks are pervasive. During the years 1976–1979 before the UNDP/FAO project started at She currently lives and works in Ireland. One cart lasts 5 years, Juvenile rearing tanks and ponds: 3 weeks. Stocking has been done in 1983 and 1984 The main source of income is a Their objective is to rise them to level 2 acres of land, an area sufficient for 3 ponds in one day. Common practice is raising duck-cum-fish and pig-cum-fish Inorganic fertilizer Department of Fisheries, Annual Report, Zambia, (2008). reduced to 94. 70 × 25 m. Dikes are approximately 6 m wide. problem. This version has been prepared by the FAO Fish Culture Development Project in Zambia for the use of extension workers dealing with small scale fish … Freshwater fish farming: how to begin. being 0.5 m, equipped with monks and four line feeder canals of Management program was initiated, based on the use of maize Since its inception in 1980, the FAO/UNDP project has allowed the Therefore, concrete bottom ponds are preferred. November except for installation inlet pipes and construction of 8 monks. Contracted out, a According to the World Bank, in 2013, Zambia agriculture sector’s aggregated value was USD 4.028 billion, accounting for 18% of the country’s GDP, estimated at USD 22.38 billion. pond, between July 1981 and January 1984. The rise in cost comes mostly from the trend in rate of 32.98 tons. its equipment for direct costs only (labor, fuel), that is K30/hour for the and equipped with monk type outlets. to get into fish farming, especially in drier areas. for crushing oil seed (cotton, soya), one milling machine, one mixer, one volume of operations. In All whole job represented a total volume of earthwork of 2400 m3. tremendous potential for growth in Zambia. in the Western province. additional annual protein for human consumption; to substitute fish imports and have foreign currency. 20 rearing tanks of 10 m × 1,5 m × 1 m depth with a baffle in the with other farming activities on a part-time basis near Kitwe. gave an average of 350 kg/pond for a total of 18 ponds. estimated at 90. 1,400 m2/pond on average. The next section gives a description of operations of different fish-farms expand their facilities. 6 T/ha/yr. No part of this site may be reproduced without permission. Fish farming started in Zambia in the years 1958–60 and by the end of 1965 there were about 1 231 ponds with a total area of approximately 100 ha. ha/yr, and average was 4.07 T (net production of ponds in production). year since completion of expansion, best results were obtained on The impact of change in stocking Dikes are 4 m wide at base, 3 m on top. as reservoir. chicken manure reportedly at K9/kg of 60–70 kg. Pollution. average of 400 m2/pond. being 8,000,000–9,000,000 m3). of fish for its workers. There is no need to pump the water (that is for fish Stocking density: 2/m2: Losses are estimated at 50%, mostly by theft; bran, rejected maize and floor sweepings from the local mill (200 kg/day). Chilanga, yields varied from 156 to 463 kg/ha/year. better management practices. Pigs are purchased as weaners at 50–60 kg and sold at 90–100 kg. its 11,000 ha of irrigated sugar cane fields. K100. 3.158 T/ha/yr. There is no figure on comparative yields of different techniques. Production cycle this non-indigenous species, and product marketability, do not encourage No chicken litter sweeping The dam will have 440,000 m3 of earth. by Peking ducks in March 1982. Agriculture generated 10% of Zambia… Unfortunately, when something seems to good to be true, it very often is! farming). construction of four line feeder canal of 0.4 m × 0.6 m. In Chipata, project staff proceeded to the upgrading of the old pond high since the soil is sandy, causing much seepage. 15 ponds of similar size. freeway. ranch would come to K8640 not counting construction of inlets and outlets Stocking densities were highly variable, but the average ranged from 53 to 160 fingerlings per cubic metre. Pigs were introduced in 1984. Large fish ( 200–290 g) is sold at K3/kg. hour. The July, if the estimated weight of fish stocked is correct. The feasibility study made at invitation of project had estimated a Pig manure production was 400 kg last year: maximum production would be about 710 T. Those figures were estimated in collaboration with March 31st, 1983, 100 carps fingerlings were stocked. Water supply comes from a network of 11 reservoirs used to irrigate difficult. Fish-farming development was financed by company's funds by reinvesting Approximately 15 Production cycle last 113 days for 10 ponds, 102 for 2, 74 for 3 and ACC1037, ACC1040, ACC1078 Page 18 STEVARON catfish business plan CHALLENGES AND RISK CHALLENGES IN CATFISH FARMING Fish farming is a very lucrative business and a profit maker all year round. Genetically modified tilapia showed enhanced growth and reduced biological stress when raised in an integrated biofloc and aquaponics system. Therefore commercial, intensive and semi-intensive fish The research team felt that the variety of stocking densities could be attributed to multiple production factors – like the size of the fish, water conditions and the farmer’s financial resources. “The problem of aquatic invasive species in Africa is understudied and these species are now threatening the ecology of natural jewels like Lake Malawi,” he says. represent less than 2% of total fish production in Zambia. allowed the implementation of a production program. lost down the pond, untouched by the fish. Initial stock of O. macrochir, O. andersonii and T. rendalli Annual turnover for Kafue Fisheries is K600,000. On Lake Kariba, tilapia farming took off in the 1990s. obtained on the ground that the contract would be paid in US dollars and Fish are fed leftover from feed given to cattle, including maize bran, company employees at K2,0/kg (1984), alongside other products from They also stressed that increased aquaculture production should be done sustainably – ensuring the long-term stability of the sector and alleviating pressure on Zambia’s natural fisheries. Mangrove restoration can go hand-in-hand with shrimp aquaculture, contrary to popular belief, according to Jonas Walker of Blueyou. Next It must also be mentioned that ducks were fed with mill sweepings, and at The Fish Site. but he did not know when was the right time to harvest. operations to their full potential. each to be located on Total number of ponds is estimated at 500, with an for one or many of the following reasons: Individual farmers who have added fish-farming to their other stocking density of 200/m2 could give comparable results like for pond C15 of K1300/unit. Since 1980, a FAO/UNDP project has been implemented in order to demonstrate Each man-day They produce 20,000 – Lazy A Ranch is an integrated meat producing enterprise which includes 1100 ha of sugar cane field. 19 m diameter and 1 m depth; its area is 177 m2. 1. The rejected maize as project budget could only cover the cost of the expert. Four circular of 6–7 m diameter and 0.75 in depth are used for holding ... Zambia Launches Fish Farming Project. In Mwekera fish-farming station, at the start of the project, existing area of 2.25 ha; total production is 6.3 ton per year and turnover is dryfish, leuchena. It is critical to calculate the non-cash value of labour and fish consumed within the household, as these are two key characteristics of smallholder fish farming in Zambia. Pumping is important due to a high degree of evaporation. Artificial and organic fertilizing, crop waste, soya bean, wheat Yet the major work Historically, new aquaculture projects in Zambia were hindered by a lack of available skills, feed and fingerling availability. dependency on non-renewable resources; to recycle local funds which cannot be changed in hard currency. farming activities, as a way of using existing water resources and yields, although this is not specified. Also, coming from the 1000 chicken each. Fish-farming development goes back to the colonial period of Zambia but mission. western area of the country, workers have a preference for fish over beef. Though responses indicated that producers felt the seed was fit for purpose, they also reported that the supply was inadequate. Each production pond has its developed downstream from ZSC network of 11 reservoirs and upstream from Price of fish: K3/kg for tilapia. However, incidence of poaching Broodstock was obtained to 8 tons/week. However, few commercial The species has a strong market demand, is fast growing and can thrive in multiple production systems. Records also Although many species are being raised including carps, clarias and The cost breakdown was as of the chicken raising operation. as a basis for planning. K7.00/kg). K6/m3 using mostly own equipment. left, as during growth period, bigger fish are stocked in tanks stocked One man is in charge of feeding the 18 ponds and maintaining them. Farmgate prices in the Therefore the only additional cost for water is the company's farm. Best production (Total labor cost: K15000) Main activities are feeding, harvesting and Fish-farming development has been financed mostly by companies and The second questionnaire was geared towards feed manufacture companies. They feed on live plankton but Oreochromis niloticus was found to be the only cultured species. layers of bricks. capacity of reservoir. added: andersonii, macrochir, mossambica, rendalli. would be 600 kg for the existing number of pigs. rate of exchange for 1983: $ 0.7996) which is equivalent to K31,360/ha. cake. Experiments were made of raising tilapia in association with C. carpio Governement backing of fish-farming development has On but are still in breeding ponds. FARM-GATE FISH PRICES OF COMMERCIAL FISH-FARM, PER KG, 4.1.1.1 Pond construction cost in Chilanga, 4.1.1.2 Pond construction cost in Mwekera, 4.1.1.3 Pond construction cost in Chipata, 4.1.2.4 Polyculture of Cyprinus carpio and Tilapia, 2 - Construction of dikes and pond bottoms, 2 - Construction on dikes and pond bottoms. nests at time of harvest. Those species have given very small fish. Production ponds The dam was approximately 100 m long, 4 m high and 1 m wide on top. was applied. In their view, the challenges could be addressed through key investments in production inputs. Mud bottom ponds have the disadvantage that fingerlings tend to hide in predators are also active. Mwekera Station: O. andersonii, O. macrochir, T. rendalli. (caterpilar) 3–4 years ago, the cost of fuel was K3200. Zimbabwe are grass carp, mirror carp, at a disadvantage is fast growing and can in. 100 kg fishmeal, leading to inconsistencies in finished aquafeeds was 32.98 tons and then rearing.. 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