African aqua­cul­ture opens new Chap­ter

Fish Farmer - - World News -

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

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