DURBAN - The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, is embarking on a massive programme to unlock the economic potential of its aquaculture industry.
A delegation led by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala and Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal Chief Executive, Mr Neville Matjie, visited the Birkat Ghalioum Fish Farming Project in Egypt.
This visit to the project, which counts as one of the most ambitious projects in Egypt's aquaculture sector, is aimed at learning more about that country's highly lucrative fish farming sector.
Zikalala said, "This visit has been an eye-opener. We envision exactly this type of approach in KwaZulu-Natal as we seek to grow our aquaculture sector. Aquaculture has been practiced for decades in Egypt which has made this country the largest fish producer in Africa".
KwaZulu-Natal has suitable environmental conditions for aquaculture and for commercial production of a number of fish species.