Title: Planning of sustainable small scale aquaculture in Mozambique

Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2005
Publisher:
UNU-FTP
Place of publication:
Reykjavík
Number of pages:
44

Abstract

Aquaculture has the potential to be used as an alternative source of animal protein supply in rural areas in Mozambique. Currently fish farming in rural areas in Mozambique is done in a small-scale but the authorities are interested in spreading and increasing the activity among local communities. So far there are no environmental concerns related to small-scale aquaculture, as it still small and dispersed. However, in the long run it is likely that aquaculture will be practiced by an increasing number of people potentially causing negative impact on the environment.

This study outlines the environmental impact of aquaculture activity and suggests alternatives for mitigating the negative impact. An environmental management plan for small-scale aquaculture in Mozambique is also provided.

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