Fish food mill
Feed create growth in aquaculture
Tanzania lacks fish, despite the fact that the country has a huge, almost untapped, potential for the development of aquaculture both in fresh and in salt water. So far, despite great interest from local groups, the development has been slow and marked by too many shortcomings and mistakes, which is partly due to: Lack of knowledge about aquaculture, lack of knowledge about the biology of the fish and crustaceans that are suitable for breeding, and lack of input in the form of modern equipment, hatchery and especially feed.
The Danish company ScanFi and local partners in Tanzania are setting up the Tilapia farm Ruvu Fish near the city of Bagamoyo.
The goal is to produce Fry and market size Tilapia for the local market with an expected rise in production from 50 tonnes in 2016 to 500 tonnes by 2020.
With a conversion rate of 1.7 tonnes of food to produce 1 ton of fish, one of the major expenses in fish production is the cost of proper fish food in order to keep the fish growing at a steady and healthy rate.
At the moment, Ruvu Fish has to import high-grade fish feed from Egypt – an expensive and time-consuming operation that is neither economical nor environmentally sustainable.
A mill will be able to produce more feed than the fish farm needs, but other potential customers could be locals such as smallholder chicken farmers other fish farms.
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