EU-EAC True Fish Farming Story in Lake Victoria Basin
- Establishment of a regular regional trade exhibition and conference to bring together East African aquaculture operators, investors and foreign suppliers of equipment and services.
- Practical training of professionals on fish health and water quality monitoring, which includes EAC region women who play major role (56% of workforce) in distribution and processing of fish for trading activities.
- Strengthen water animal health conditions and improve protection of biodiversity by establishing measures to protect threatened native species, including genetic screening which test the fish for any genetic disease.
- Business: Aquaculture-related businesses can grow thanks to greater commercial opportunities, particularly with Egypt and West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria), where there is a high level of technical expertise.
- Skills: Local fishermen are trained for the development on aquaculture-related businesses sharing best practices and collaborating on developing specialised centres.
- Sustainability: Regional aquaculture production systems are improved in a sustainable manner by the adoption of a regional aquatic animal health strategy and implementation plan.