Government says it has embarked on deliberate measures in the fisheries sector aimed at boosting fish production through aquaculture.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister MICHAEL KATAMBO says interventions such as the reduction of dutyon inputs used to manufacture fish feeds, and the ban on the importation of fish species found in Zambian waters are meant to encourage fish production among citizens.
Mr KATAMBO says the interventions are in line with the 7th National Development Plan which pledges to build a resilient and diversified economy.
He says government would like to ensure that the fisheries sector has educated and skilled manpower in order to archive increased fish production.
Mr KATAMBO said this in a speech ready for him by Fisheries and Livestock Permanent Secretary Dr. DAVID SHAMULENGE at the 18th Graduation Ceremony for the Kasaka Fisheries Training Institute in Kafue District held under the theme, ‘Training Innovative Students for a Diversified Economy.’