Aquaculture (Fish Farming)

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has set aside large portions of farm land and Water areas for promotion of fish farming as pond and Cage/pens respectively for commercial Aquaculture targeting foreign and local investors.

  • Zambia has the potential to grow the Aquaculture to surplus production of fish that can be the main source of staple protein food for the SADC region.
  • Zambia has the potential to feed the whole African continent taking into account her comparative advantage in land, water and favourable climatic conditions for fish production.

Investment into fish feed production and storage facilities and a commodity warehouse is very viable in Zambia.

Commonly used fish preservation, processing and storage facilities are deep freezers, cold rooms, smoking kilns and drying racks provide another opportunity.

The private sector still has a window to invest into fish hatcheries and fish preservation facilities and warehouses for commodities such as fish feed and other aquaculture inputs.