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The new tilapia and catfish breeding plant being built in Leonardville will be state of the art. (Photo: Stock File)

New breeding plant begins construction

NAMIBIA
Friday, April 16, 2010, 17:00 (GMT + 9)

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) began the construction of a new fish breeding plant in Leonardville 170 km south of Gobabis last week. It will be one of the country’s biggest and most equipped plant of its kind.
 
“The project, to be completed in phases, will cost about NAM 36 million (USD 4.9 million) and thus far two boreholes and fencing for the high tech breeding centre have been completed,” Acting Director of Aquaculture Alushe Hitula said.

Trucks, engineers, geologists and recruits got to work last week at the Leonardville village in the Omaheke Region.

“The farm, unlike others, will be equipped with a hatchery, a nursery as well as a grow-out pond for the breeding of tilapia and catfish. It will be the first of its kind in Namibia,” said Director of Aquaculture Dr Ekkehard Klingelhoeffer, Informante reports.

The feasibility study for the project showed that the region possesses abundant quality water to sustain the project. The scheme’s development would benefit the area economically by offering employment to young people and increasing resources and marketing potential for food production, according to the study’s results.

According to Hitula, “the Leonardville breeding farm will employ approximately 30 permanent staff and an additional 30-60 temporary staff for the effective running of the plant. The initial production capacity of the plant will be about 36 tonnes per year and ideally, at full production, 120 tonnes annually.”

Due to this high output once the plant is running at full capacity, Namibia will be seeking to export its products to Angola first and subsequently other markets.

Funding for the project has come from the Ministry of Fisheries and the central government.

Officials expect the project could produce extra fish for consumption, marketing and export purposes.

MFMR Minister Bernardt Esau said he would like to see more Namibians eat their country’s fish. He said he will ascertain all regions enlarge their fish per capita consumption from 10 to 14 per cent within the next five years, Bernama reports.

He also noted his desire to see the rebuilding and management of fisheries and aquatic resources set firmly in the Ministry's Strategic Plan and other government policy documents, and that the fishable biomass levels of all commercial species help create jobs that will raise the living standards of Namibia’s fishing communities.

The only way to achieve this, he said, is to form a partnership with the chiefs of the fishing industry.

"My vision is to see the benefit from the fisheries resources continue to make a difference in the lives of many Namibians," Esau stated.

Similar projects may be launched in Noordoewer, Rietfontein, Divundu, Uis and Usakos pending their feasibility studies.

Related article:

- Aquaculture gets financial, technological boost

By Natalia Real
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com

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