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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

17/11/2015: South Africa's Zululand earmarked for major fish farm industry

http://zululandobserver.co.za/91011/zululand-earmarked-for-major-fish-farm-industry/
Kabeljou (Image: Anton Raath)
South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will next year start rolling out a pilot fish farm project that will breed dusky kob, otherwise known as kabeljou, just offshore of Richards Bay, Mia Moorcroft writes for the Zululand Observer.

Speaking at the Operation Phakisa dialogue session hosted by the uThungulu District Municipality in Richards Bay on Friday, DAFF aquaculture adviser Keagan Halley said the cage culture operation will be ‘one of its first kind’ near the port, with a price tag of R6.4-million.

‘It will contribute towards the development of a sustainable and competitive marine fin fish farming industry in SA with international recognition for its product quality, environmental awareness and technical innovation,’ said Mr Halley.
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