African aquaculture opens new Chapter
THE formation of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) was officially completed in November. Its remit is to operate throughout the continent and promote the growth of the industry.
The Danish owned feed company Aller Aqua, which has a significant presence in Africa, announced it would sponsor the new African Chapter for its first three years.
Niels Lundgaard, Aller Aqua’s commercial director for Africa, said: ‘It is important for us to continue to have a positive impact on aquaculture globally. Aquaculture is experiencing signifi- cant growth, particularly in Africa, and it is vital to support initiatives which help ensure that growth of aquaculture is facilitated all over Africa.
‘This is done through research, as well as sharing knowledge. Besides our own activities, we can help achieve this through our support of the WAS African Chapter.‘
Aller Aqua has built feed mills in Egypt and Zambia. The CEO of Aller Aqua Egypt, Hussien Mansour, was positive about the new cooperation.
‘It is good to see the focus African aquaculture is experiencing. We see the growth first hand when talking to customers and we experience a great interest in our feeds.’
The president of the interim board of the African Chapter is Dr Sherif Sadek from Egypt. Dr John Walakira from Uganda is the interim president elect; Dr Flower Msuya from Tanzania is the interim treasurer; Zukiswa Nkhereanye is the interim secretary; and Blessing Mapfumo is the AC secretariat.
Above: Niels Lundgaard