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An overview of aquaculture in eastern Africa
Dadzie, S. (1992). An overview of aquaculture in eastern Africa, in: Mavuti, K.M. et al. (Ed.) (1993). Recent Advances in Hydrobiology and Fisheries in Eastern Africa: Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of Hydrobiological Society of East Africa, on State of Knowledge and Recent Research Advances in Freshwater and Marine Biology in Eastern Africa, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 13-16 December 1988. pp. 99-110
In: Mavuti, K.M.; Jaccarini, V.; Martens, E.E. (Ed.) (1993). Recent Advances in Hydrobiology and Fisheries in Eastern Africa: Proceedings of the 1st Symposium of Hydrobiological Society of East Africa, on State of Knowledge and Recent Research Advances in Freshwater and Marine Biology in Eastern Africa, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 13-16 December 1988. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht. IX, 110 pp., more
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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Keywords
    Aquaculture; East Africa; Fresh water

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  • Dadzie, S.

Abstract
    Egypt, Kenya and Malawi, have the earliest recorded history of fish farming in eastern Africa, dating back to the beginning of the century. Between 1940 and 1960 aquaculture started in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania in that order. Overall, Egypt is the leader in aquaculture development in the region with an estimated annual production of 24000t (1982), followed by Zambia, 1680t (1967), then Kenya, 1085t (1985). The main aquaculture systems in practice are: monoculture, polyculture, using tilapia as the main species, mono- or polyculture of tilapia with animal husbandry and rice-cum-fish culture. Aquaculture research and training are carried out in universities, research institutions and Government Fisheries Training colleges. The major common constraints to aquaculture development are biological, infrastructural and economic.

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