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Commercialisation of aquaculture initiative: a concept note for the Director General, NARO

By John S. Balirwa

Abstract

Fish is currently one of the two most important agricultural export commodities from Uganda with factory-processed fish exported mainly to Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East worth at least USD 100 m annually. Regional exports are probably of similar significance. All recorded fish exports rely heavily (95%) on factory-processed Nile perch with the Nile tilapia increasingly entering the export market chain. Regional fish exports are more diversified in terms of species and include Nile tilapia, Nile perch, "mukene", Tiger fish and "Angara", the last two fished from Lake Albert. Regional fish destinations include Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan, DR Congo and some parts of Central Africa. Internal consumption relies on subsistence to semi-commercial fishes for a variety and species dominated by Nile tilapi

Topics: Fisheries
Publisher: Fisheries Resources Research Institute (FIRRI)
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:17283/core331
Provided by: Aquatic Commons

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