Fresh Water Aquaculture Section
This Section will perform the following activities:
(i) Promote freshwater aquaculture development in potential areas;
(ii) Coordinate and provide mechanisms for stocking or restocking of open water bodies including irrigation programmes;
(iii) Promote expansion of viable freshwater aquaculture technologies appropriate for small, medium and large scale;
(iv) Collaborate and liaise with national, regional and international organizations involved in freshwater aquaculture development;
(v) Promote culture of suitable and high-valued species/stain for commercial freshwater aquaculture;
(vi) Initiate and implement FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture to provide guideline to address environmental and social issues;
(vii) Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the production and distribution of quality seeds and fish feeds;
(viii) Coordinate risk assessment, prevent entry of exotic species and Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs);
(ix) Prepare guidelines for aqua-farms; hatchery and nursery management; and
(x) Promote the involvement of private sector and civil societies in aquaculture.
This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.