Title: Planning and management for sustainable development of inland aquaculture in Angola

Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2005
Publisher:
UNU-FTP
Place of publication:
Reykjavík
Number of pages:
71

Abstract

Responsible and sustainable aquaculture in Angola is one of the government’s most important objectives as a means increasing food security and economic development. This study provides a clear understanding of the current status of aquaculture in Angola and describes different aspects that shall be considered for suitable and viable aquaculture development. In order to achieve this goal three objectives were developed. The study evaluated 11 native freshwater species, previously considered by Fishbase and selected as suitable for inland aquaculture in Angola. The evaluation process was carried out using three different phases. Growth performance, reproductive biology, feeding habits and market value were the criteria used to select the suitable species. However, there is a lack of information regarding the biological characteristics of most evaluated species. Clarias gariepinus, Oreochromis andersonii and Tilapia rendalli were selected as the best species for inland aquaculture. Suitable areas for rural and industrial aquaculture in Malange province of Angola were identified. Critical constraints in place and the main factors necessary for successful of aquaculture operation including social, economic, production technology as well as environmental aspects were considered for the future aquaculture development. The inland aquaculture checklist for Angola including, site selection, species source, business planning, environmental impact assessment and aquaculture licensing requirements was developed. This document provides information and assesses the different aspects required to develop an aquaculture project.

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