PS Ntiba: Farmers to export Fish to the rest of Africa, Europe

Fish farmers will be able to export fish to Africa and Europe according to Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Prof Michemi Ntiba who is in charge of Livestock and Fisheries.

Mr. Ntiba who was speaking at Matungu in Mumias during the mark of World Fisheries day last weekend at Matungu in Kakamega said his department was keen to see fish farming grow and develop,

"Government is committed to support fisheries activities, we have passed a policy on exportation of farmed fish which will see you export much, and will keep a database of all fish farmers and stakeholders to help us support this farming," he told hundreds of farmers in Matungu.

He at the same time encouraged private investors and other stakeholders like Farm Africa which carried exhibitions on farming to help farmers add value in their farming.

He lauded the Kenya, Israel and Germany trilateral agreement aimed at protecting Lake Victoria by empowering fish farming.

"We have had strong players like Bidii feeds who have gone in leaps to package and sell quality feeds to let all players in this agribusiness aspire to be the best," he said.

Farm Africa held a demonstration stand of the AquaShops and explained to participants on need to buy quality inputs from registered aqua shops.

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